The Kebbi state house of assembly has on Thursday summoned the
immediate past governor of the state, Alhaji Saidu Nasamu Dakingari to
appear before it in three weeks’ time to answer some questions over
cost of contract inflation in the award of Sir Ahmadu Bello
International Airport, Birnin Kebbi executed by his administration.
The chairman, House committee on information, Kebbi State House of
Assembly, Hon. Salihu Muhammed Dangoje, representing Sakaba
constituency disclosed this to newsmen in his office in Birnin Kebbi.
He said that following allegation of contract inflation on the
construction of the multimillion Naira Kebbi airport , the Kebbi State
House of Assembly decided to set up an ad hock committee which
investigated the matter and submitted its findings which necessitated
the lawmakers to issue a directive compelling the former governor,
Saidu Dakingari to appear before it.
” The purpose why we gathered you here is to inform you that we have
a resolution, a motion moved by ad hock committee set up by the House
to investigate contract awarded in Sir Ahmadu Bello International
Airport, Kebbi state presented on Thursday 30, March, 2017. So, from
the presentation, we have a resolution that there was an inflation of
the contract ”.
According to him the contract was awarded to six companies namely: CGC
Nigeria Limited, Avsatel Communications Limited, General Engineering
Limited, Strass Corporation Limited, High Global Solid Resources
Limited and Wago Global Ventures Limited.
He further explained that, the House sought the services of a Kaduna
based expert aviation firm, Butaki Resources Limited which also
investigated the aviation contracts.
The lawmaker opined that the contract was awarded at the huge cost of
#15.325,217,582,4k billion naira by the past administration, however,
according to estimate given by the investigating firm, the total cost
of the contract is stipulated at #12 ,347,975 , 410, 52 k, billion
indicating an inflation of over six billion naira.
The state legislators have now mandated all contractors involved in
the airport contract to refund 6 billion to the coffers of the Kebbi