Nigeria (Blank NEWS Online) –
THE Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC) has given the Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Mr Dafe Sejebor a clean bill of health over alleged fraud in contract award, with a call on a serving APC Governor in the South South to call his UK based son to order.
An online report had accused the NAPIMS boss of a fraud in a $260 Million “illegal” contracts.
He was also accused of engaging in shady acts by frustrating the development of the local content act and doing things in favour of his mediocre cronies who were incompetent to handle jobs. According to the online report, “by engaging in such shady acts, Dafe allegedly acquired stupendous wealth comprising expensive properties in Sugarland Texas, ( US).
But in a press statement signed by its President, Nelly Emma; Secretary, John Sailor and Public Relations Officer, Stanley Mukoro, the group said that the $260 Million contract followed due process, saying that some elements,including a son of a serving Governor were just out to tarnish the good image of the NAPIMS boss.
According to the group; “Those behind the sponsored online report of June 14,2015 are not telling the whole world the truth. The award of this said contract followed due process and it is not true that NAPIMS allegedly approved the $260M contracts illegally.”
The group added that; “To the best of our knowledge, due process was followed by NAPIMS in the award of the Contracts.”
On the allegation that Mr Dafe was frustrating the local content act, the group said that;”Without NAPIMS, it would have been very difficult for Nigerian local contractors to be awarded contracts. The allegation that NAPIMS approved the $260M contracts illegally is unacceptable to us and the entire people of the oil-rich Niger Delta region.”
According to the group also, “There are no illegalities in the contract and it is not true that somebody in NAPIMS just sat on his table and nominated companies to execute the contract without any tendering process and without approval by the NNPC’s Board and Group Executive Committee (GEC). Due process was followed and somebody should not give the NAPIMS boss, Mr Dafe a bad name and mislead the public.”
“We know those behind this malicious online report aimed at rubbishing the good reputation of the Group General Manager of NAPIMS,” the group stated and alleged that a son of a serving APC Governor in one of the States in the South South Region and others were behind the unfounded allegations against the NAPIMS boss.
“We want to appeal to this serving APC Governor in one of the states in the South South Region to call his UK based son to order for his actions against the NAPIMS boss, Mr Dafe Sejebor who is doing a great job”, the group said.
The group added:” The Governor’s son and his co-travellers should be investigated by the NNPC and dealt with, otherwise this will weaken the morale of NNPC that is doing a great job for Nigerian local contractors and also fighting for a better deal for our people by promoting the Nigerian Local Content. People are always going against things that are not to their favour. These people are selfish, greedy and out to blackmail the hard-working NAPIMS boss, Mr Dafe”.
The group added “It is on this note that we want to give the NAPIMS boss, Mr Dafe Sejebor a clean bill of health over the $260 Million contracts. The NAPIMS boss should be given a pat on the back for the promotion of the Nigerian Local Content and not condemnation, this is not acceptable and the general public should ignore all the false allegations against the NAPIMS boss. ”
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