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Atiku’s INTEL Thrived On Political Influence – NPA



The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has accused a logistics company, INTELs Nigeria, reportedly partly owned by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of using its political advantage to disregard the policies and directives of the Federal Government.

The Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman, disclosed this on Thursday when she appeared on ARISE News  saying that it is not true that the discord between the NPA and Intels was political as the company had flouted the law and had blatantly refused to comply with the government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.

Bala-Usman said: “I don’t see what is political about a company not complying with TSA. So if government says I have a Treasury Single Account from 2015 all revenue of government should go into the Treasury Single Account and a private company says no I am not complying and government says you must comply, so what’s political about that?

“In fact, who’s being political? Is it you INTELs that has hitherto always had political advantage, that way you never complied to government’s directives?

“So can we look at it in that way because I am curious as to what’s political about the fact that your contract has ended and the Nigerian Ports Authority is reclaiming back its service.

“How is it political that your contract ended in August 9th and government says now that your contract has ended, government will continue that service you rendered and pay that your sister company for any revenue that arises and you say no, I must be the service provider, so what’s political about that?

“For me, what’s even political is the fact that a company thinks it is above the law because hitherto it has been using its own political influence to operate outside of the legal framework, so we should be asking INTELs why it’s being political about its operations.”

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