The acting director-general of Product Development Institute (PRODA) Fabian Okonkwo has disclosed that most of the institute’s contracts were cornered by members of the National Assembly.
He disclosed this on Wednesday at the ongoing investigation into the procurement violation at the institute being conducted by the House of Representatives Committee on Procurement headed by Rep. Nasiru Ali Ahmed.
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“Mr. Chairman, honourable members, most of the contracts at PRODA belongs to senators and members of the House of Representatives,” he said.
He however noted that, the contracts being investigated were awarded in full compliance of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.
He further disclosed that most of the jobs executed in the agency were done by highly placed individuals in the National and State Houses of Assembly.
Okonkwo further explained that there were two types of contracts at the agency, which were the agency’s contracts and zonal intervention projects otherwise called constituency projects which were domiciled in the institute.
He said the constituency project contracts were the ones that belonged to the legislators.
There’s been no comment from the legislature.