Did the department that award contracts have the power to sign on behalf of Nigeria?
The House of Representatives, sitting on Thursday, October 8th, 2015, passed a motion to probe the failed $470m CCTV projects.
The Abuja and Lagos Closed Circuit Television Camera contract was won by a Chinese firm, ZTE Corporation.
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?”
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.