Reps allege foul play in railway contract bidding

TVC  E, NEWS - Nigeria's House of Representatives' ad hoc committee probing the award of railway contracts between 2010 and 2014 has queried the management of Nigeria Railway Corporation for shutting out qualified construction firms from bidding for the modernization of railway projects. The panel has also summoned the Bureau of Public Procurement Bureau to explain the rationale behind the jerking up a railway contract from five point six billion naira to ten point eight billion naira. National Assembly Correspondent, Joke Adisa reports that after weeks of investigating government officials, it's the turn of the companies which participated in railway contracts to appear before the probe panel. One after the other, the organizations unfolded the level of their involvement in the projects. One of the organizations was awarded a contract totaling #5.6billion to design, supply, install, test and commission modern signalling solutions for the Eastern line of Nigeria Railway Network, but its representatives, Biliaminu...