The Public Account Committee of the Home of Representatives on Tuesday requested the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) to carry a direct reconciliation assembly with seaport terminal operators to resolve points raised in audit queries from the workplace of the Auditor Normal of the Federation.
The Chairman of the committee, Wole Oke, made the cost following denial by a terminal operator – Tincan Island Container Terminal (TICT), which was listed as being indebted to NPA to the tune of $4.04 million. TICT mentioned it didn’t owe NPA any cash.
The Normal Supervisor Finance of TICT, Kunle Adigun mentioned his firm didn’t owe NPA and authorities. He mentioned NPA refused to reply to a number of letters from TICT calling for reconciliation.
“A number of instances, now we have made a number of appeals for NPA to come back to the desk for us to debate. We have now been writing letters since 2015 however no response. Our anniversary date is June as a result of we began operation June 1, 2006. So, if there may be going to be any modifications, it ought to take impact from June 1,” he mentioned.
Nevertheless, the general public accounts committee chairman mentioned the Bureau for Public Enterprise (BPE) and a few members of his committee would take part within the reconciliation assembly.
He mentioned the reconciliation has turn into crucial to relaxation the controversy between NPA and terminal operators, since there was dispute over the alleged indebtedness.