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Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by HonNL: 7:13pm On May 16
• Says EFCC working on INTELS debt

The suspended Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has debunked claims that while in office, she unlawfully frustrated NPA contractors, including the Integrated Logistics Services Limited (INTELS), and caused huge revenue losses to the nation.

In a statement personally signed by Hadiza Bala Usman, on Sunday, and made available to Tribune Online, she labelled the reports published by an online medium on NPA contract issues as false and malicious.

According to the suspended NPA Managing Director, “Again today, the publishers of the medium have gone to town with a falsehood laden report on my alleged frustration of contractors with the Nigerian Ports Authority.

“Although the story claimed that the alleged frustration was meted out to contractors, it had no other instance to cite than the already overstated and repeatedly explicated case of the Integrated Logistics Services Limited (INTELS).

“Even though it is obvious that the publications are sold to mischief such that no matter how many times, clarifications are made on any of the issues with which they play sensational journalism, they would continue to pretend like these facts were never in the public space. For the sake of the generality of Nigerians, whom I owe an explanation for whatever steps I take in the service of the nation, I present the truth of the INTELS story as follows:

“Neither I nor the Nigerian Port Authority disobeyed any court order in the matters involving INTELS or any other company for that matter.

“As a corollary to this, there was no court order existing at the time of the expiration of the boat pilotage contract between the NPA and INTELS by August 8, 2020.

“I should also state that this contract was NOT TERMINATED contrary to claims by the medium.

“For the records, INTELS was engaged as Managing Agents of the Authority for oil industry-related activities in the compulsory pilotage district within the Exclusive Economic Zone of Nigeria.

“This contract commenced in June 2007 with a review of an extension of 10 years in 2011 to culminate in August 2020.

“The Authority had in 2017, served INTELS with a notice of termination for its refusal to comply with the Treasury Single Account policy of the Federal Government.

“Following the receipt of the termination notice, the company complied with the Policy. A supplemental agreement was signed to recognise the compliance to TSA and the notice of termination was accordingly withdrawn.

“In compliance with the Public Procurement Act, the Authority in Dec 2019 initiated a PUBLIC TENDER (Contrary to the online medium’s falsehood) process in anticipation of the expiration of the INTELS contract in August 2020. This was for the appointment of a contractor to provide the Authority with that service.

“INTELS, alongside other companies submitted bids to qualify for the tender in line with the criteria spelt out in the public advert. However, INTELS violated one of the criteria advertised for the tender process and was accordingly disqualified.

“The tender process proceeded accordingly and the companies that scored the highest were prequalified. The outcome of the transparent tender process was forwarded to the Federal Ministry of Transportation for onward transmission to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for its consideration.

“Upon disqualification from the tender process, INTELS initiated a court action to prevent the Authority from proceeding with the tender process, citing a debt owed one of its sister companies, Deep Offshore Nigerian Ltd for the development of Onne 4B. This is an amortisation project which payment should be derived from the revenue raised from this service. There was no provision in the contract to the effect that INTELS must be the company carrying out the boat pilotage contract, but they have continued to hold the country to ransom through this court case.

“It should also be noted that despite the court case, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently working on recovering all Federal Government funds that the INTELS have withheld over the years. One would expect an organisation, which claims to fight corruption to join hands in the elimination of all forms of illegality rather than this tacit approval.

“All the NPA tried to do was to see that INTELS and indeed no other business entity contravenes the laws of the country or the provisions of their contract.

“It is unfortunate that the medium has continued to use its platform to tell Nigerians half-truths and outright lies about this situation with the false narratives, which are aimed at anything but the interest of the good people of Nigeria.”

SOURCE

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Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by ladundami: 7:17pm On May 16
HMM....FTC
Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by 900warriorz: 7:17pm On May 16
Make una leave INTELS alone and pay NITEL staffs angry their Gratuity is long overdue already angry

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Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by Gten(m): 7:17pm On May 16
Amaechi's story didn't sound right, this is more detailed.

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Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by Nobody: 7:17pm On May 16
stories
Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by sweetshisha: 7:17pm On May 16
Fight Tinubus intrest Jagaban and end up retired... Ask Jonathan

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Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by adekanmbi1986(m): 7:18pm On May 16
Ok
Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by FBIBOT(m): 7:19pm On May 16
tongue
Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by visijo(m): 7:19pm On May 16
Ask for their account number and send them money, not every time “How was your night?”, does someone without money sleep well?�
Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by Testtest0: 7:19pm On May 16
Hmmmm
Oga o
Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by MarveworldG: 7:20pm On May 16
Whoever the job fits should take it
Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by ZorGBUooeh: 7:20pm On May 16
Pipu wey no get drop of water dey call the shot for our waterways..

South una mumu never do?

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Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by BruncleZuma: 7:22pm On May 16
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Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by TotoGame(m): 7:23pm On May 16
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Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by NamelessOGBENI(m): 7:23pm On May 16
Anyway, ATM are winning La Liga this season....
Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by Akwaibomdude(m): 7:24pm On May 16
Wahala
Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by africandollar: 7:27pm On May 16
Madam no need to explain, na APC vs. PDP matter. Meanwhile, have you remitted the outstanding balance of N165.32 billion from 2017 to 2018? angry

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Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by ACRI: 7:27pm On May 16
Madam rest now

They have relieved you of your duty. Let it slide except there are undertones to this issue Nigeria should know about...

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Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by Koryc: 7:31pm On May 16
Dangote puppet why are you just telling us?

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Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by Pharaoh4rin(m): 7:31pm On May 16
This woman frustrated Atiku in avid to satisfy Aliko dangote and Elrufai.
When the she started d madness against INTELS I was shocked at her audacity to ridicule such a big firm that have contributed to d national pocket. I thank God that INTELS will be restored.

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Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by blinking001(m): 7:33pm On May 16
Anything that will move our darling nation forward in the right direction is fully welcome by us.

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Re: Hadiza Usman: Why INTELS Was Disqualified From Npa’s Boat Pilotage Contract by Akwamkpuruamu: 7:37pm On May 16
Anyways, make una kee unaselves there

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