Request For The Investigation Of The Dg Of National Information Development Agency – Obono, Obono & Associates
22nd July 2015
Alhaji Lawal Musa Daura, mni
The Director General
Directorate of State Security Service
Aso Drive, Federal Capital Abuja
PETITION FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF FRAUD PERPERTATED AGAINST THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA BY THE DIRECOR GENERAL OF NATIONAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
We are a firm of Legal Practitioners & Consultants whose practice is devoted to the promotion of good governance and transparency in the public and private sectors of the country.
We humbly invite your Service to investigate the following thus:
The current Director General of NITDA, Mr. Peter Jack, used his position to manipulate and fraudulently award 20 projects known as Community Access Centers valued at N15m each to companies
known to belong to the former first lady, Mrs. Patience Goodluck Jonathan. In addition, more contracts including another 20 other projects designated as Knowledge Access Venues which contracts sums were at N24m each were similarly awarded to the former First Lady’s companies.
The total of these illegally awarded projects came to N780m. Even more galling is the fact that 40 out of 60 projects planned for nation-wide deployment, the afore-mentioned projects were all sited in Rivers state, which not coincidentally is the home state of the former First Lady and her protégé, Mr Peter Jack, the Director General of NITDA.
It is common knowledge that Mr. Peter Jack’s appointment to Director General of NITDA was wholly promoted and facilitated by the former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Goodluck Jonathan.
The recently acquired NITDA annex office was equipped, resourced and provided to Mr. Obi Asika, the Senior Special Advisor on Social Media to the former President GoodluckEbele Jonathan, in order to set up and run the control center for the online smear campaigns against the then opposition APC and particularly President Buhari.
The DG of NITDA, Mr. Peter Jack, used his position to award a contract on ERP to one of his cronies company (Compumetrics Solutions Limited) at a whopping sum of over N149m in spite of the fact that no other bidders quoted higher than N50m for the same job.
This is rather typical of the type of impunity to be expected from the current DG of NITDA.
In his wisdom in negating advice, the DG awarded a contract for the construction of a 600 meters road at a cost of over N196m. This is a short access way to NITDA proposed new NITDA Headquarters. Thus instead of following procedure by instructing the NITDA procurement Unit to liaise with the Bureau of Public Procurement and Federal Ministry of Works, he choose to ignore the procedures.
Furthermore, he used his position to actively finance the election campaign of the current Governor of Rivers State.
Chief Okoi Ofem Obono-Obla