The Chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Adamu Abdu Fanda, has soiled his hands in the illicit activities of contract racketeering, familiar with public office holders, thereby violating Section 6(B) of the Code of Conduct Bureau for public servants in Nigeria which forbids civil servants who are employed full time by the Nigerian government from owning or managing a private business or company.
During investigations by this online media, it was discovered that Adamu Abdu Fanda, while in his capacity as the Chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, was also managing the affairs of a private company with which he used to secure a contract from the Kano state government in the year 2021.
During a thorough assessment by SecretReporters on the public procurement portal of Kano state, it was gathered that the Kano state government, under the administration of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the former governor of Kano state, awarded a contract through the State Universal Basic Education Board, worth N6,150,596.50 to Jangaci International Ltd, for the renovation of a classroom block at “Khadigawa P.S.”
With registration number 900462, Jangaci International Ltd was incorporated in Kano state, Nigeria, on 16 July 2010. It is located at No. 6, Beirut, Kano state Nigeria.
It was discovered that the company, with its status unknown, has three directors as key management staff, who oversee the affairs of the company’s activities.
Adamu Abdu Fanda, who hails from Kano state, was a former House of Representatives member. He was appointed the chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority by the administration of former president Muhammadu Buhari in the year 2020. The appointment took effect on September 26, 2020.