By Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
The Management of C.A.H Consultancy Ltd, has denied claims by faceless petitioners that the Company has been involved in any contract scam.
The Management equally said the Company belongs to Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Vom, and not former Provost of the Institution, Prof. G. H. Sharubutu or Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria.
The Management in a letter addressed to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja, titled: “Re-N500 Million contract scam at Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria”, signed by Alh. Iliyasu Manu, who is the Managing Director of the firm,
and made available to journalists, said the petitioners were not properly informed about the formation and mode of operation of the Company.
He noted that the aim of floating the company was to improve on the institution’s dwindling Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to tackle the overwhelming challenges bedeviling the College.
The Managing Director maintained that the College is the sole proprietor of the Company and that all transactions are tailored towards alleviating the plights of the College and not in the interest of a former Director who was a former Provost of the College, “Prof. G. H. Sharubutu”.
According to him, “All contracts awarded to C.A.H Consultancy Ltd were specialized contracts mostly for training of which the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology has a high comparative advantage because of its very rich human and material resources for training in line with the College’s mandate.
“We wish to inform the Honourable Minister that all the contracts awarded to C.A.H Consultancy were Constituency projects from the National Assembly and have been executed successfully to the satisfaction of all beneficiaries and sponsors.
“We urged you sir to ignore the cook up petition done for mischief purposes with a view to disparage the former Provost who has served the Company diligently throughout his tenure with the College”, he explained.
Manu further stated that under the former Provost of the College, Prof. Sharubutu, the proceeds from the company were used to construct a classroom block for Fishery Department; a block of offices, a Conference Hall for Agriculture Extension Workers; renovation of the College’s Library and Laboratories, as well as the computer Department.
He further explained that the College also purchased brand new MF 465-120 HP tractors with forage implements-2 heads forage chopper, Bomford pick up baler, MF Vacon Mower and purchased of one Unit Lexus SUV vehicle for the office of the Provost and four unit of 406 Peugeot cars for principle officers of the College as well as purchased of five Unit of Ford Galaxy space buses for Deans of the schools in the College.