- The debt recovery and surveil- lance contracts awarded to the Global West Vessel Specialists Nigeria Limited (GWVSNL) owned by former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpo- mupolo, popularly known as Tompolo by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) under the Goodluck Jonathan administration and cancelled by Buhari have now been awarded to Snecou Nigeria Limited, a company owned by the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dr Davies Akanya.
- THISDAY investigation revealed that after the award of the contract, Akanya and the new DG of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, now resume work and close at the same time, with Akanya also assigned an official car.
- Reliable sources in the agency told THISDAY that the contract awarded on No-Cure-No-Pay basis was awarded without formal bidding process even though they were advertised in newspapers. Industry source told THISDAY that the debt owed NIMASA by shipping companies is in the region of $15 billion while NIMASA estimates it to be in the region of $5 billion and that the certificate for the contract award had been given to Akanya despite reports that his company does not have the competence to do the job.
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