The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government through the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has refuted claims that the
termination of the boats pilotage monitoring and supervision agreement with Atiku Abubakar’s Oil and Gas Logistics Company, Intels Nigeria Limited, was politically motivated.
The NPA, through its Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, made the disclosure.
She explained that the contract was terminated, following alleged failure of Intels (belonging to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar) to remit $145,849,309.33 into the account of the Federal Government.
The NPA Boss pointed out that the said sum was the outstanding service boat revenue, generated from November, 2017 to October, 2018.
In her explanation publushed by Post Nigeria, Usman said: “The policy is not politically motivated. When you start implementing policy, people take positions. The contract was terminated after the elections.”
Recall, that the NPA had terminated its boats pilotage monitoring and supervision agreement with Intels Nigeria Limited, after about two years of bickering by both parties.
Intels is a leading integrated logistics and facilities service provider, in the maritime and oil and gas logistics sectors of the economy.