A committee set up to probe contracts awarded by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) from 2011 to 2015 has indicted more than 300 companies and prominent citizens including serving and retired officers of the armed forces. Over N7 Billion has been recovered so far from the indicted companies and individuals.
Another N41 Billion is to be refunded by the indicted companies while further investigation by the EFCC has been ordered to determine whether another N75 Billion should be recovered from some of the companies for unexecuted or partially executed contracts.
The committee further established that one of the indicted companies, Societe D’Equipment International was overpaid to the tune of 7.9 Million Euros and $7.09 Million. The committee which is different from the committee that is investigating the Defense Arms and Equipment Procurement, discovered that there was a total disregard of salient provisions of the Public Procurement Act in the award of contracts by ONSA.
Several contractors were apparently over paid, while others were given full upfront payments contrary to their contract terms and agreements in force. There was also evidence of payments to individuals and companies by ONSA without any contractual agreement or evidence of jobs executed. The committee further discovered that somecompanies failed to meet up their tax obligations for contracts executed.
The Committee has made attempts and succeeded in recovering some of the funds from these individuals and organizations amounting to Three Billion, Five Hundred and Thirty Seven Million, Five Hundred and forty Nine Thousand, Two Hundred and Twenty Three Naira and Four Kobo (N3,537,549,223.04), Eight Million US Dollars ($8,000,000.00) and houses worth Five Hundred and Twelve Million Naira (512,000,000.00) from 32 companies. The Committee also established that some individuals and companies received monies without evidence of contractual agreements or jobs done. The amount received by these individuals was Seven Billion One Hundred and Four Million, Nine Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand Naira only (N7,104,925,000.00).
The Companies investigated by the committee include:
a. Abrahams Telecommunication Limited and Value Trust Investment Limited RC 1050628 and RC133792.
b. Bilal Turnkey Contractors Limited RC 616389.
c. Circular Automobile Limited RC 953549.
d. Continental Project Associates Limited RC 1201210.
e. Da’voice Network Solutions Limited RC 658879.
f. Foretech Investment Limited RC 759046.
g. Forts and Sheild Limited RC 1148793.
h. GDP Associated Limited RC 830715.
i. Hakimco Automobiles – RC 904389.
j. Hamada Properties and Investment Limited RC 635720.
k. International Resources Management Company RC 228657.
l. Investment Options Limited – RC 133484.
m. Jakadiya Picture Company Limited RC 270972.
n. JBE Multimedia Investment Limited RC 48875.
o. Kamala Motors Limited RC 845545.
p. Key Information Services Limited RC 297516.
q. Leeman Communications Limited RC 499781.
r. MCAF Associates RC 734745.
s. Moortown Global Investment RC 968416.
t. Syntec Nigeria Limited RC 220165.
u. Trafiga Limited RC 1098961.
v. Trim Communications Limited RC 261180.
w. Securicor Emergency and Safety RC 431246.
x. Sologic Integrated Services Limited RC 744982.
y. Wada Autos Limited RC 1082513.
z. Zukhruf Nigeria Limited RC 306244.