Govt cancels oil and gas pre-shipment tender

The Federal Government has cancelled the engagement of pre-shipment inspection and monitoring agents for the oil and gas industry.

The Minister Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, who gave the directive said the cancellation followed complaints and petitions alleging irregularities during their engagement.

A statement signed by the Director,  Press, Marshall Gundu, said Adeosun ordered the immediate cancellation of the tendering process for the engagement of Pre-Shipment Inspection and Monitoring Agents for Oil and Gas.

The decision was necessitated by the receipt of numerous complaints and a petition regarding alleged irregularities in the process.

It said President Muhammadu Buhari had in June this year, “mandated the Federal Ministry of Finance, under the then Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Anastasia Nwoabia, to commence the process of engaging Pre-Shipment Inspection and Monitoring Agents.

Upon the approval of the Bureau of Public Procurement, a selective tendering process was initiated under which 65 companies were selected and invited to bid.


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