Tompolo’s Surveillance Contract: NDDC Chiefs Sheds light on how Tompolo got the contract
Udengs Eradiri, the Special Assistant on Youth to the Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, said that Government Ekpemopolo, also known as Tompolo, followed due process before the contract was awarded to him.
This statement was made in response to the controversy that was caused by the awarding of the oil pipeline surveillance contract to an ex-militant leader, Tompolo.
Eradiri made these remarks while acting as a representative for the Interim Administrator of the NDDC, Dr. Effiong Akwa, at the Gbaramatu Voice 7th Anniversary Lecture/Niger Delta Awards 2022, which was held in Abuja and focused on the topic of “Oil Politics, Securing National Assets, Dependency, and Diversification.”
Akwa, applauded and assured that the NDDC will do its best to support the course to be the flagship of the Niger Delta in the media sector.
NDDC Speaks on Tompolo’s Contract…
In response to the backlash that followed the announcement that a contract would be awarded to a business in which Tompolo has a financial stake, he stated, “We have seen certain videos, but I consider it as ignorance of the highest order.”
There were five different contractors who followed the procedure for procurement in Nigeria and were successful in winning awards of contract work.
“Tompolo, in his customary approach to community development, summoned his people together to figure out how to put an end to the threat and cooperate with one another.
“In order to begin the process of entering into a contract, you must first register a company and follow the protocol.
That clause in the contract stipulates that you must maintain it for a period of three months before you are eligible for payment.
You would not be awarded a contract under any circumstances if you do not have N12 billion to continue funding the project.
“Unfortunately, our people are unaware that they need to organize themselves in order to solve their problems.
I visited a militant camp, and one of the militant leaders there told me that he had planted dynamite around the entire region, and that he intends to take human life.
“I left Gbaramatu to talk to him. Anger was written all over his face, so I calmly told him, “we will give you the contract.” I inquired of him, “do you work own a company?” In negation he replied thag He does not own one.
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“We need to quit fighting amongst ourselves and instead help one another out by working together.”
The contract on the stop-guard machinery that was given to Tompolo or the individual who is working with Tompolo was awarded within a certain time frame.
N4 billion is not enough money since after they pay their bills for the various factors, nobody will have saved N100,000 at that point.
That is the latest Naija News Today on Tompolo’s Contract