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Bidders accuse NPA of awarding N20b Calabar Port contract without due process

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Did the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) award the N20 billion Calabar Port dredging contract without following due process? This is the puzzle stakeholders in the maritime industry are seeking to unravel over the contract.
The contract, sources said, was awarded to the Calabar Channel Management (CCM) without passing through the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) as stipulated by law.
BPP was established in 2007 to monitor public procurement, harmonise government’s policies and practices by regulating, setting standards and developing the legal framework and professional capacity for public procurement. Continue Reading

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