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NAFFAC lands at Onne port, reads riot act to members on rules of engagement

By Eguono Odjegba The Nigerian Association of Air Freight Forwarders and Consolidators, NAFFAC, have called on its members to demonstrate professionalism in their official engagements or face sanctions. President General of NAFFAC, Dr. Bakare Adeyinka, who gave the advice during the inauguration of the Port Harcourt chapter of the association last week, said the growth
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Bakassi Deep Seaport

The idle sea port

DREDGING the Calabar port has flared a lot of controversies because some parties involved argue that the process of awarding the contract was fundamentally flawed. Some of the controversies relate to contravention of the bidding process whereby the bidders did not adhere strictly to due process. In some cases the manner of awarding the contract was not satisfactory to either the Bureau of Public Enterprises or the Nigerian Ports Authority. Also, those who control the levers of power were often accused of hijacking the process of the contract award and come out triumphant. For instance, the management of NPA had accused some of brazenly contravening the Public Procurement Act’s laid down rules. All these factors conspired to produce the ignoble start-and-stop syndrome in the award, reaward and execution of the Calabar port dredging.

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