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House Of Reps Committee Frowns on NIMASA Over Sale of 82 Vehicles for N5.8m

House Of Reps Committee Frowns on NIMASA Over Sale of 82 Vehicles for N5.8m

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House Of Reps Committee Frowns on NIMASA Over Sale of 82 Vehicles for N5.8m

BY:LUCKY KENEDY OSE

They also questioned Sokoto River Basin delegation for selling public assets at low prices.
impression that it’s a pre-arrangement.”
The Majority Leader further argued that the process contravened the extant Public Procurement Act to dispose public assets within the duration of 24 hours and disclosed that the Ad-hoc Committee was in custody of petitions against NIMASA that the vehicles were sold to some officials and staff of the Agency, maintaining that the auctioneers engaged by NIMASA were merely hired to rubber stamp the fictitious insider trading.
Furthermore, the lawmakers requested for a list of all the auctioneers as well as beneficiaries of the vehicles, the original cost of vehicles and invoices, letter of contract awards for auctioning of the assets to the auctioneers; relevant approvals obtained from Federal Ministry of Works & Housing as well as Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).
Ihonbvere, however directed the delegation from NIMASA and Sokoto River Basin, should provide relevant documents that would aid the ongoing investigation. The Ad-hoc Committee is expected to resume hearing on Wednesday, 20th September 2023.

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