The Federal Government made what appears to be its first major breakaway from dubious state contractors Monday, when it barred 10 companies from doing business in the country, following their alleged corrupt practices.
The measures announced amid last week’s release of the Transparency International Corruption Index report which suggests a worsening corruption trend in the country, dated back the penalties to as far back as the year 2000.
The affected companies are
Scientific Energy and Environmental Management System of 23B Ijora Drive, MKO Gardens, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, debarred from June 17, 2013 to June 17, 2015;
SNC Lavalin, C/O Aluko Oyebode, 35 Moloney Street, Lagos debarred from May 7, 2013 to April 17, 2023;
Sego Ventures, 17B Canery Drive, MKO Gardens, Lagos, debarred from June 3, 2011 to August 1, 2013;
Gurpreet Singh Malik, Lagos, permanently debarred since February 11, 2000.
Kamal Sharda, Lagos,
Sharda Impex (U.K), Lagos,
Shereena Agriculture Ltd, Kano,
Vikram Deepak Gursahaney, Lagos, has also been permanently debarred from February 11, 2000.
Karitex Ltd was permanently debarred from February 24, 2000; and Contransimex Nig Ltd barred from May 30, 2012 to May 29, 2014.