16 November 2012

Nigeria: Reps to Suspend N3.7 Billion Ecological Projects, Probe SURE-P

Citing breach of provisions of the Procurement Act, the House of Representatives, yesterday, gave their backing to a motion seeking the suspension of work on 17 ecological projects across the country worth N3.7 billion.

Representatives also mandated its Committees on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Finance and States and Local government to investigate the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE- P).

Adopting the motion on the ecological projects which was sponsored by Sekonte Davis (Rivers/PDP), the House resolved to direct the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Federal Ministry of Environment and the Ecological Fund Office to suspend all action and re-advertise those projects in line with the Procurement Act of 2007.

The House Committee on Environment is also to ensure compliance and evaluate the state of these environmental problems in line with the current realities and report back to the House in four weeks.

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