Speaker Of Reps Raises 16-Man Committee On NPA, INTELS’ Contract Termination.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday named a 16-man ad-hoc committee to look into circumstances that led to the recent termination of ports’ management agreement/contract between the Federal Government and INTELS Nigeria Limited.
According to the committee membership list, the House Deputy Chief Whip, Pally Iriase, is to serve as chairman.
The House had, while considering a motion on the termination of the contract by Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) raised by Diri Douye (PDP, Bayelsa), last week, resolved to investigate the issue.
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In the motion, Duoye told the House that INTELS had carried out logistic services in Apapa, Onne and Warri ports for 17 years and wondered why the NPA would suddenly wake up to terminate an existing agreement that was meant to run for 25 years.
In a similar vein, the Senate has resolved to investigate the current privatisation status of all Federal Government’s public enterprises with a view to ensuring their functionality and effectiveness, particularly with respect to their impact on the current economic challenges in the country.