NNPC Group Denies any Breach of Contract in the AKK

NNPC Group Denies any Breach of Contract in the AKK

The attention of NNPC group has been drawn to an online report wherein it was stated that the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas (AKK) Pipeline contract was presented before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for approval “to correct the infringement of due process by the initial approval given by the President”.

It was also stated that the contract was resubmitted for approval “to correct the alleged irregularity” pointed out in a leaked memo to the President.

The statement also added that it “is to remind Mr President that the AKK was among the contracts previously approved by him.”

The group stated that the above statements are just misrepresentations aimed at maliciously putting the truth on its head so as to mislead the Nigerian public.

The NNPC group tendering process requires that all contracts are presented for approval by the NNPC Tenders Board (NTB). Where the contract is above NTB’s threshold of $20million, it endorses it to FEC. The AKK tender followed exactly this process.

NNPC stressed that it is important for the general public to note that no contracting process was breached in the AKK nor any contracts handled by NNPC group.

According to the group, “It is also pertinent for the general public to note that the AKK tender which was considered and endorsed by NTB on 12th July 2017 for consideration by #FEC, was never approved by Mr. President nor considered by FEC prior to 13th December, 2017.”

“It is therefore most unfortunate the continued claim that there was an approval for the contract and that it had to be represented to the #FEC again to correct any infringement.”

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“NNPC believes that it is necessary to make the above clarifications in order to clear the insinuations that might have arisen from the misleading statements in the minds of the public.”