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NPA renounces media report, says complainants hate provisions of procurement law

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) renounces a local Newspaper Publication of Tuesday the 21st day of March 2017 on page 42 titled “NPA, bidders at war over Cargo Survey.

In a terse statement announcing the rejection of the story, the General Manager, Public Affairs

At NPA, Elder Effiong Nduonofit, said “As a responsible corporate entity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the NPA respects the Institution of Law and Order”.

In this regard therefore, the Management herewith states categorically that “all our operations are in tandem with due process and in line with the provisions of the Procurement Act”.

“Therefore, Management further reiterates that the organization does not manipulate any process in this regard as alleged.

“We wish to state categorically that there is a Standing Committee on the evaluation of all contracts which is ratified by the Parastatal Tenders Board (PTB) that is independent of the Managing Director.

“The NPA hereby observes that those complaining are doing so because the organization has strictly followed the provisions of the Law which unfortunately is not to their advantage. This is why they are crying wolf, where there is none.

“The Management therefore assures all Stakeholders of strict compliance with the provision of the Public Procurement Act concerning contracts and services,” Nduonofit noted.