Group alleges plot to stop Itsekiri RDC from awarding fresh contracts, after bid opening

A group of persons under the auspices of Concerned Indigenes of Communities, CIC under Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC


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Group alleges plot to stop Itsekiri RDC from awarding fresh contracts, after bid opening


 

A group of persons under the auspices of Concerned Indigenes of Communities, CIC under Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, have alleged of a grand plot to stop the leadership of IRDC from going ahead to award contracts for its 2021/2022 Projects’ Circle, on the excuse of planned implementation of Petroleum Industry Act, PIA, which the Federal Government had suspended, after the Organized Labour (NLC and TUC) threatened to shut-down the country, if the Federal government stops the payment of Petrol subsidy.  

The Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, had on Friday June 17, opened bid for rigid pavement, solar powered light, land reclamation, housing, town hall, concrete road and other strategic infrastructural projects in the 23 IRDC communities, assuring that the bids would be properly analyzed and the contracts awarded, “in a very short time, so that people will have the benefit of IRDC”.

In a statement made available to the media in Warri, Monday July 4, Concerned Indigenes of Communities, CIC under Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, urged the management of Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, “not to be misled into terminating the award of contracts on the pretext of planned implementation of the PIA, because due process has so far been followed in the imminent contract award and officials of Chevron Nigeria Limited, have been in the thick-of-things, right of conceptualization, invitation for bids, bid opening and analysis”.

The statement authored by Oritsemisan Mejebi and Okotie Tsefinor, Chairman and Spokesman, respectively of the group, warned that any attempt to stop the leadership of IRDC from awarding the contracts: “Would result in psychological devastation and huge economic loss to the community contractors, who already bided for the contracts and secured bank facilities, with a view to laying the foundation for effective commencement of the projects, when awarded. Not awarding the contracts at this point, will lead to avoidable litigation against IRDC Executive and Chevron Nigeria Limited”.


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