Monday 24th July, 2017
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Our stand on projects racketeering - AMAC

Our stand on projects racketeering - AMAC

As reported cases of proj­ects racketeering in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) have continued to gen­erate reactions from contractors, the council’s administration insist they followed ‘due process’ and not projects scam.
The AMAC Head of Admin­istration, Yahaya Ahmed Khana said complaints from contrac­tors on how their files are being delayed has nothing to do with demanding of bribe from them, “except they are ask to pay for photo copy of their documents by the staff handling it in the office.”
Khana was speaking at the in­stance of complaints from con­tractors, who are not comfort­able with the processes they are subjected to in the council before their files will be attended to, es­pecially at the procurement unit.
However, one of the docu­ments in The AUTHORITY’s possession showed how a com­pany that is alleged not to be well known was awarded a contract of (N125,320,513.50k) twenty five million, three hundred and twenty thousand, five hundred and thirteen naira fifty kobo.
The said company was awarded the contract for the re­habilitation of Jiwa access road on 15/11/2016, with the refer­ence number AMAC/ADM/ECM/2016/033 and was signed by the head of administration, Yahaya Ahmed Khana for the Council Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu Candido.
Contractors who bid for the projects together with the com­pany in questioned alleged high fee always charged by the foot soldiers at the procurement unit, where the files are being kept be­fore fast tracking it.
Those who confided in The AUTHORITY said, “these people here demand for 20,000, 30,000 even more before pushing your file for approval or else they will either hide it somewhere, and push those that have cooperated with them.

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