Now that the Speaker of the Houst Patricia Etteh has been shown to be a thief on a grand scale, will the house have the courage to do what is right and sack this woman
Inspite of her protestations and trying to pass the responsibility to someone else, it has been shown that she was behind the scheme of trying to rip Nigeria off.
Can Obasanjo save her behind? This is the result of rigging unqualified people into high political offices. We will see more of these until all the crooks have been done away with!!!!!!!!!
ABC Of Idoko's panel report. Nation newspaper 9/27/07
Based on the Committee’s evaluation, the Committee concluded that due process was not completely followed in the awards of the contracts based on the following:
•The tender was not advertised.
•No in-house Bill of Quantities and drawings (Architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical) as such, there was no basis for arriving at the approved contract sums.
•No specific budgetary provision for renovation and furnishing of the official residences of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the 2007 Budget.
•No specific budgetary provision for the purchase of vehicles for principal officers in the 2007 Budget.
•The procedure for the award by the Body of Principal Officers on 12th July 2007 shows major act of omission and disregard for laid down procedure.
•The memoranda for the award of contracts presented at the Meeting of the Body of Principal Officers of 12th July 2007 were raised before some of the quotations for the jobs were processed.
•Some of the companies that sent quotations were not registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.
They therefore lacked capacity to compete for the contracts in question since the law does not recognize them as persons.
•It appears that some principal officers were excluded from the meeting of 12th July 2007 by not serving them notice for the meeting particularly the Minority Leadership.
•The contract sum of N238,852,152.00 in respect of the renovation and furnishing of the residence of Speaker was for the main house and not inclusive of cluster of structures in the compound.
•All quotations relating to the renovation and furnishing contracts directed to the office of the Speaker and those directed to the office of the Clerk to the National Assembly were first acted upon by the Hon. Speaker for the attention of the Clerk to the National Assembly directing him to process.