IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TRANSPORT SECTOR THAT THE TRANSPORT MINISTER DID NOT RECEIVED…

 

 A PREPARED SPEECH THAT THE HON. MINISTER OF TRANSPORT (HON. ROTIMI AMAECHI) NEVER HEARD…

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Thanks for granting us audience.

We are here to share public interest information with you, Honourable Minister, as it relate to factors, which may determine your failure or success as Minister of Transport of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, following your appointment and subsequent resumption of duties. Please take some time to follow this presentation, which are specifically for your sector. Explicitly, we want to draw your attention to some projects in your ministry, which directly and indirectly, could have affected lives of millions of Nigerians and matters, thereto, either, for good or bad, depending on who is looking at what or why at a particular time and of what interest. Our own is from pro-peoples’ perspectives.

FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (FEC) APPROVED CONTRACTS APRIL-SEPTEMBER 2013
S/N ITEM/SERVICE NAME OF COMPANY IMPLEMENTING AGENCY COST DATE DURATION
 

1.

 

 

Award of Contract for the Concession and Development of Phase 4B Port Facilities at Onne Oil & Gas Free Zone, Onne Port Complex  

Messrs Deep Offshore Services Nigeria Ltd

Ministry of Transport USD 2,797,129,243.26 exclusive of all taxes 19/06/13 Completion period of 6 years and a Concession period of 25 years
2. Revision of Estimated Total Cost for the Consultancy Services for Rehabilitation of Nigerian Railway Track Network and Signaling Messrs Roughton International Limited Federal Ministry of Transport Revised Estimated Cost of £7,723,794.13 inclusive of all taxes 24/07/13 18 Months
3. Revision of Estimated Total Cost for the Rehabilitation of Railway Track Network-Western Line( Lagos-Jebba) to include the Rehabilitation of Sidings, Loop lines and Level Crossings from Lagos-Kano and the Construction of New Branch Rail Line Link from Km 896 of the Narrow Gauge Rail Line to the 215 MW Power Plant at Kudenda, Kaduna Messrs, CCECC (Nigeria) Limited Federal Ministry of Transport Revised Estimated Cost of N16,961,414,797.44 inclusive of all taxes 24/07/13 10 Months
4. Award of Contract for the Dredging of Notore Channel, Onne, Rivers State Messrs Notore Chemical Industries Ltd Federal Ministry of Transport N1,927,020,495.77 inclusive of all taxes 04/09/13
5. Award of Contract for the Procurement of 1 No. Water Weed Clearing Multipurpose Equipment Messrs, Alpha Boats Unlimited/First Index Project and Services Limited Federal Ministry of Transport/National Inland Waterways Authority N278,122,527.53 made up of USD 1,321,020.89 payable at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment Plus N73,694,544.80 11/09/13 240 days
6. Award of Contract for the Establishment of Command Control Communication and Intelligence Centre for Sea Ports at Nigerian Ports Authority Messrs, Stamford International Limited Federal Ministry of Transport N2,397,315,867 11/09/13 14 Months
FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (FEC)-APPROVED CONTRACTS FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER-DECEMBER FY 2013
Development of Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos State through PPP for Concession Period of 45 Years for the Ministry of Transport/NPA
S/N ITEM/SERVICE NAME OF COMPANY IMPLEMENTING AGENCY COST DATE DURATION
a. Approve the Development of Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos State through PPP for concession period of 45 years for the Ministry of Transport/NPA Messrs Lekki Port LFTZ (“the Project Proponents” Ministry of Transport/NPA USD 1,354,500,000.00

Under Concession Agreement

04/12/13  
b. Approval for issuance of a Guarantee to cover financial obligation of the NPA to pay compensation in the event of expropriation, war, civil disturbance, breach of contract and other events of default as per the concession agreement for the development of the Port, as USD 800,000,000.00 out of the project cost is to be funded through debt financing, while the balance of USD 554,500,000.00 is to be contributed by equity as in the table below
S/N Equity Holdings Equity Ratio Amount to be contributed (USD)
i Federal Government Agency with responsibility for Port (NPA) 20% 110,900,000.00
ii State where port is located (Lagos) 18.15% 100,641,750.00
iii Private Investor (Manager) 61.85% 342,958,250.00
iv Total Equity 100% 554,500,000.00
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
1. Construction, Delivery and Commissioning of 100 number “R” Class MDPE Channel Marking Bouys for the Ministry of Transport (MOT)/Nigerian Port Authority Messrs Marina Energy Limited (Formerly known as Marina Gold Fountain Resources) Federal Ministry of Transport USD 3,574, 216 at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment inclusive of all taxes 09/10/13 20 Weeks
2. Consultancy Services for the Dredging of Escravos-Warri-Aladja to Koro Channel in Warri Pilotage District Messrs Aim Consultants Limited Federal Ministry of Transport N274,990,038.27 23/10/13 10 Months
3. Construction of Ship Building Facility and Dockyard at Okerekoko, Delta State: Maritime Equipment and Structures, Ancillary Buildings and Electro-Mechanical Works and Facilities (Package 1): Civil and Infrastructure Work (Package 2) Messrs,Narda Limited and Messrs. Mangrovetech Construction Engineering Limited Federal Ministry of Transport N58,700,988,355.29 23/10/13 36 Months and 34 Months respectively
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AVIATION
AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR THE DIRECT PROCUREMENT AND INSTALLATION OF LANDING AIDS, ILLUMINATION AND FLOOD LIGHTING AND CLAWS BIRD HAZARD CONTROL EQUIPMENT,INCLUDING THE MAINTENANCE SERVICES OF THE LANDING AIDS
S/N PROJECT TITLE COMPANY AMOUNT DATE COMPLETION PERIOD
i Direct Procurement of Solar Powered Airfield Lighting System at 10 Airports Messrs MACE Ltd N2,031,036,581.67 27/11/13 6 Months
ii Direct Procurement and Installation of Airfield Lighting System at Port Harcourt, Kano, Lagos, Kaduna, Sokoto, Yola, Akure and Ibadan Airports Messrs MACE Ltd N7,638,778,199.25 27/11/13 6 Months
iii Direct Procurement and Installation of Thales Navigational Aids-DVOR/DME and ILS/DME at Lagos, Kano, Jos, Minna, Maiduguri and Port Harcourt Airports Messrs MACE Ltd N2,372,653,116.00 27/11/13 6 Months
iv Direct Procurement of Illumination and flood lighting of 16 Airports Messrs MACE Ltd N2,875,146,421.83 27/11/13 6 Months
v Direct Procurement of Maintenance Services for Airfield Lighting System, including spare parts for all the Nation’s Airports Messrs MACE Ltd N1,146,662,161.04 27/11/13 1 Year
vi Direct Procurement of Maintenance Services for Navigational Aids, including spare parts for all the Nation’s Airports Messrs MACE Ltd N1,896,736,773.40 27/11/13 1 Year
vii Direct Procurement and Installation of Cordless Land Air Wild Life System (CLAWS) Bird Hazard Control Equipment at 16 Airports Messrs Characters (Nigeria) Limited N1,995,000,000.00 27/11/13 8 Months
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AVIATION
S/N ITEM/SERVICE NAME OF COMPANY IMPLEMENTATION AGENCY COST DATE DURATION
1. Award of Contract for Direct Procurement and Installation of 28 Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBB) at Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt Airports Messrs Trenur (Nigeria) Limited Ministry of Aviation N5,003,719,343.00 inclusive of all taxes 27/11/13 6 Months
2. Award of Contract for the Direct Procurement of 26 Units of HFF6122Z-4 Apron Passenger Buses for the Airports Messrs Ogofa

(Nigeria) Limited

Ministry of Aviation Total sum of N1,802,149,960.00

N69,313,460.03 per unit

27/11/13 6 Months
3. Award of Contract for the Construction of Aviation at Abuja Airport Messrs Zerock Construction (Nigeria) Ltd Ministry of Aviation N3,377,692,190.78 27/11/13 24 Months
AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR THE DIRECT PROCUREMENT OF RAPID INTERVENTION FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT FOR THE NATION’S AIRPORTS (MINISTRY OF AVIATION)
S/N Project Title Company Amount (N) Date Delivery Period
1. Direct Procurement of 50 Tata Engine Rapid Intervention Fire Vehicles with complete accessories Messrs Quants Integrated Resources Ltd N2,070,000,000.00 27/11/13 8 Months
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
Award of Contract for the Consultancy Services for the Feasibility Studies for Standard Gauge New Rail Line, Batches One and Two, Lots 1A-C
S/N LOT NO/BATCH PROJECT TITLE CONSULTANT AMOUNT (N) COMPLETION PERIOD
BATCH ONE
1. LOT 1A Feasibility Studies for Standard Gauge New Rail Line (Kano-Dayi-Katsina-Jabiya) Messrs Team (Nigeria) Limited 141,229,200.00 6 Months
2. LOT 1B Feasibility Studies for Standard Gauge New Rail Line (Illela-Sokoto-Jega-Yauri-Makera) Messrs CrestHill Engineering Limited 170,000,000.00 6 Months
3. LOT 1C Feasibility Studies for Standard Gauge New Rail Line (Aba-Ikot Ekpene-Ibiono-ITU-(Spur Uyo)-(Odukpani-Calabar) Messrs Team (Nigeria) Limited 94,498,425.00 6 Months
Batch 1 Sub-Total 405,727,625.00

Inclusive of all taxes

                                                                                         BATCH TWO
4. LOT 1A Feasibility Studies for Standard Gauge New Rail Line (Kano-Nguru-Gashua-Damaturu-Gamborum Ngala-(707 Km approx.) Messrs CPCS Transcom Limited 242,644,096.07 6 Months
5. LOT 1B Feasibility Studies for Standard Gauge  New Rail Line (Calabar-Ikom-Obudu-Ogoja-Katsina Ala-Wukari-Jalingo-Yola-Maiduguri- (1,069 Km approx.) Messrs Siraj Engineering Limited 314,183,010.40 6 Months
6. LOT 1C Feasibility Studies for Standard Gauge New Rail Line (PH-Aba-Umuhia-Enugu, Markudi-Lafia-Jos-Kuru-Bauchi-Gombe-Biu-Maiduguri (1,552 Km approx) Messrs CPCS Transcom Limited 378,541,309.34 6 Months
Batch II Sub-Total 935,368,415.81

Inclusive of all taxes

  Grand Total= Batches I + II 1,341,096,040.81

 

 

 

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
S/N PROJECT NAME NAME OF COMPANY IMPLEMENTING AGENCY PROJECT LOCATION COST SOURCE OF FUND DATE DURATION
1. Acquisition of the Site and Facilities of Messrs Mieke Dive Training Institute Limited, at Kurutie Town, Warri South-West LGA, Delta State to serve as temporary campus for the commencement of  the 2014/2015 academic activities by Nigerian Maritime University Messrs Mieka Dive Training Institute Limited Federal Ministry of Transport Kurutie, Delta State N13,072,564,822.00 2014 Appropriation 24/09/14
FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (FEC) APPROVED CONTRACTS FOR JANUARY-MAY, 2015
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
S/N PROJECT NAME NAME OF COMPANY IMPLEMENTING AGENCY PROJECT LOCATION COST SOURCE OF FUND DATE DURATION
1. Award of Contract for the Dredging of Critical Points in the Channel of River Benue Messrs Oyins Oil and Gas Limited Ministry of Transport/NIWA N25,958,634,817.50 Dredging Contributory Fund/NPA 2014 Appropriation 15/04/15 36 Months
2. Award of Contract for the Consultancy Services for the Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Complete Integrated System of Signaling and Telecommunications Equipment (ETCS-2+GSM-R) and Fiber Optic Transmission Solution) for the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri Standard Gauge Rail Line in Kogi and Delta States Messrs TEAM (Nigeria) Limited Ministry of Transport Kogi and Delta States €2,059,690.50 Plus N52,500,000.00 inclusive of all taxes, payable at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment 2014 Budget 15/04/2015 16Months
3. Award of Contract for the Consultancy Services for the Design, Supply, Installation of Complete Integrated System of Signaling and Telecommunications Equipment (ETCS +GSM-R) and Fiber Optic Transmission Solution) for the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri Standard Gauge Railway Line in Kogi and Delta States Messrs ZTE (Nigeria) Limited Ministry of Transport Kogi and Delta States N10,930,406,536.00 2013/2014/2015 Budget 15/04/2015 16 Months
4. Revised Estimated Total Cost (RETC) for the Contract for the Development of Port FACILITIES AT Bullnose, Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, Lagos Messrs Eko Support Services Limited Ministry of Transport Lagos USD 61,911,770.67 Revised From USD 124,400,000.00 To USD 186,311,770.67 payable at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment 15/04/15 27 Months
5. Approval for the Revised Estimated Total Cost (RETC) for the Construction of Standard Gauge Railway Network from Abuja (Idu) to Kaduna to include fencing of both sides of the entire corridor from Abuja (Idu) to Kaduna, Relocation of Badoko Shunting Station to Jere as a Passenger Station, Hybrid Power Supply System and Security Surveillance at the Living Faith Foundation, Alheri Camp Messrs CCECC (Nig) Limited Ministry of Transport USD 190,277,623.58 Revised From USD 849,750,903.00 To USD 1,040,028,526.58 inclusive of all taxes, payable at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment 2014 Budget/2014 SURE-P Budget 22/04/15 Additional 21 Months
6. Award of Contract for the protection of shoreline at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety (NIMASA) Science and Technical College, Okoloba, Delta State Messrs Ponkebi (Nig) Limited Ministry of Transport/NIMASA Delta State N3,579,098,537.70 NIMASA 2015 Appropriation 20/05/15 2 Years
7. Award of Contracts for the Work Package B (Construction of Access Road-Lots A14 and A15/ Internal Road Network and Drainage) and Work Package C (Construction of Library-Lot A7) at the Nigerian Maritime University, Okorenkoko, Delta State
S/N Project Description Contractor Implementing Agency Project Location Project Cost Source of Fund Date Completion Period
Package A Contract for the Project Works Messrs Lubrik Construction Company Limited and Oyeinteke Global Network Nigeria Limited Ministry of Transport Okerenkoko, Delta State N36,839,747,931.00 inclusive of all taxes 2013/2014 NIMASA Budget 15/04/15 30 Months
Package B Construction of Access Road-Lots A14 and A15/Internal Road Network and Drainages Messrs CGC Nigeria Limited Ministry of Transport Okerenkoko, Delta State N11,113,153,822.47 inclusive of all taxes 2013/2014 NIMASA Budget 15/04/2015 18 Months
Package C Construction of Library-Lot A7 Messrs Evomec Global Services Ministry of Transport Okerenkoko, Delta State N1,964,076,454.20

Inclusive of all taxes

2013/2014 NIMASA Budget 15/04/2015 8 Months

It is important; we reiterate our interest to see ( well established) Maritime Institutions, which any government, may find expedient for the Niger Delta at any given point in time. It may also interest you, Honourable Minister, to hear that, several problems are bedeviling Maritime Academy of Nigeria (Oron), which include; inadequate hostel accommodation, several uncompleted structures, which littered the academy, crowded classrooms, with over 200 cadets per a classroom, against IMO’s standard, in addition to underhand deals by some lecturers and unethical pressure on some female students, who cries but  finds nowhere to take their matters to, including, eating to cadets’ belly, among others. This is an institution that the government budgeted  N980,515,255  in 2010, N1,494,559,251 in 2011, N2,551,523,286 in 2013, even as we are yet to measure actual releases to the MAN for the years in question. Notwithstanding, it is glaring, a rescue is needed. It is also, our opinion, that, all Maritime institutions for the Niger Delta should be well funded, including new ones…

Importantly, we know capital releases is at the argument of projects failure and outright abandonment, which further sparks request for variation within institutions’ procurement corridors. Notwithstanding, to assist the transport sector move forward infrastructurally and sustainably, there is a significant need to reappraise, reexamine, re-interrogate, realign, revisits, review and follow up on all the cost-chain and envelopes for all the projects tabulated above. It is possible, some of the contractors may have been frustrated by lack of capital releases, bureaucratic landmines, variation conflicts, delays for (CBW) , exclusion of catchment stakeholders on some questionable PPPs and Concessions;  summed up, which may associate to weigh down performance from even contractors that may have been willing to execute their jobs, hence, the need to look at these projects, once again, on matters of execution prioritization, envelopes’ justifications and recoveries-where necessary, including situational and beneficiary dynamics, among others, that would help your sector; either ,from a zero base budget mechanism or incremental budget, which can be  situated to future’s MTSS or MTSP for the transport sector. However, outright embezzlement and collection of money from Nigeria’s treasury, being citizens’ commonwealth,  and walking away, without any interest to execute the jobs, is what every Nigerian should frown at, though such, not primarily why we are here, since we do not have BLEIs to interrogate these projects, except respective ministries, which alone can do that. We are basically here to present information to you, and remain grateful, for the audience that you have granted our delegation.

Wishing you, a successful tenure, Honourable Minister.

Thank you for your time!