Reps Probe NNPC, Contractors Over $2.6billion Pipeline Project, Replacement Of Nigerian Firms With Chinese
The House of Representatives is currently probing the breach of Nigeria’s laws on local content in the execution of the Federal Government project in the construction of a gas pipeline from Ajaokuta, Kogi State to Kano State.
The House Committee on Local Content interrogated some of the parties in the construction contract in Abuja on Tuesday, querying why the Nigerian contractors in the project were swapped for Chinese after the project had been approved by the Federal Executive Council.
The committee grilled the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power, Yusuf Usman, who represented the NNPC Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Melee Kyari, to explain their role in the controversial project.
The Local Content Advocacy and Management Group had petitioned the House, alleging that contractors in the consortium that bid for the project had been swapped after FEC approved the contract.