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In Abuja Reps to probe $470m CCTV projects

Did the department that award contracts have the power to sign on behalf of Nigeria?

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Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, House Majority leader play

Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, House Majority leader

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The House of Representatives, sitting on Thursday, October 8th, 2015, passed a motion to probe the failed $470m CCTV projects.

House of Reps Majority leader, Femi Gbajabiamila speaking to journalists play

House of Reps Majority leader, Femi Gbajabiamila speaking to journalists

 

The Abuja and Lagos Closed Circuit Television Camera contract was won by a Chinese firm, ZTE Corporation.

House of Representatives member, Femi Gbajabiamila  and Senator Ahmed Lawan play

House of Representatives member, Femi Gbajabiamila  and Senator Ahmed Lawan

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Speaking on the motion, the House Leader, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila said “Who signed the contracts with ZTE? Was it the Police or the Federal Capital Territory Administration? There has been a lot of buck-passing on these contracts? Did the department that award contracts have the power to sign on behalf of Nigeria?”

Femi Gbajabiamila play

Femi Gbajabiamila

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Adding that “What is the role of private firms in security issues? Do we now farm out national security matters to private companies, foreign firms?”

“There is so much to ask in this matter, which we must take seriously,” Gbajabiamila said.

 

 

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