16th July 2024
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Reps To Investigate Procurement Process Of Lagos/Calabar Coastal Highway

The House of Representatives on Thursday, May 9, resolved to investigate the procurement and award process of the multi-billion Lagos to Calabar coastal highway.

In a resolution following a motion of urgent public importance by Hon. Austin Achado (APC, Benue), the House also asked the Ministry of Works to furnish the National Assembly with details of the procurement processes leading to the award of the contract.

There are a series of controversies surrounding the award of the contract to Hitech Construction for the over 700 kilometres of road whose construction is expected to be completed in five years.

Achado informed the House that the procurement process did not follow due process, adding that funding for the project was also not approved by the National Assembly.

Details shortly…

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