Less than a year to the end of his first tenure, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri-led Adamawa State Government has been found complicit in contract racketeering, in what is suspected to be a conduit of diverting the state’s limited funds.
It was gathered from the State’s Open Procurement Portal that the government on June 27th 2022, spent N75, 967, 260.00 for the “supply of goods”.
According to the data, the project was done by the State’s Ministry of Education & Human Capital Development. The location of the project was the state’s Capital, Yola.
However, the contract did not include the type of goods that were supplied, and the purpose of the project was also not stated.
An investigation by this online media revealed that the company that allegedly executed the contract as stated by the Adamawa Government is not existing.
A search on the Corporate Affairs Commission showed that Jaigooni Engineering Ltd is not registered. A further search on the portals of other platforms like NG-Check.com, and b2bhint that profile registered companies, showed that there is no data for Jaigooni Engineering Ltd.
It can be alleged that the Adamawa government may have diverted the funds to personal use. This is especially so since the purpose or type of the goods supplied was not revealed.
In another development, the State’s Ministry of Health and Human Services disclosed that it spent N350, 062,918.10 to purchase Office Furniture for “Jimeta, Yola North LGA”.
According to data on the State’s open procurement portal, the contract was awarded on 28th June 2022.
Meanwhile, the contract did not indicate the number or type of furniture that were purchased for that humongous amount. It was also not stated which particular office the furniture was meant for.
More so, the company that executed the project, Mcm Enterprises Nig Ltd is not active on the CAC portal. This implies that it has not been filing its financial return, making it unqualified to get contracts.
The company was incorporated in Mubi, Nigeria with Registration Number 1135044. It was registered on 14 Aug 2013. The company’s office address is NO.1, Wurojiburoad, Mubi, Adamawa.
The company’s directors are Issoumaila Oyewumi Oyetunde, Titus Obadiah Gandu, Yawi Maulon, and Murtala Muhammad.