Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has awarded a N3.6 billion shady contract to a company reportedly owned by him.
This, according to a report by Premium Times, is in clear contravention of Code of Conduct and Public Procurement laws.
The contract was for the supply of a whopping 105 “officials vehicles” for the use of the governor and other government officials.
Just like the award of the contract, delivery by the contractor remains controversial with allegations of shady execution.
Officials familiar with the issue said the contract awarded to Adda Nigeria Limited, a company in which Mr Mohammed retains a 20 per cent stake, was one of his first actions as governor.
The former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was elected governor of the northeastern state in a poll that was seen as a referendum against the then incumbent Mohammed Abubakar who sought a second term.