Says Letters of Credit score given now not used to obtain plane for Arik Air
By way of Lawani Mikairu
Rockson Engineering Nigeria Restricted, REN, weekend stated that the extend within the finishing touch of one of the vital energy tasks it treated in Nigeria was once because of the failure of the defunct Energy Preserving Corporate of Nigeria ,PHCN, and later the Niger Delta Energy Preserving Corporate,NDPHC, to abide through their contract duties.
That is simply as the corporate stated that Letters of Credit score given in appreciate of energy plant contracts in Nigeria, weren’t used to obtain aircrafts for Arik Air Restricted or some other airline.
Rockson is amongst corporations taking part within the execution of energy tasks in Nigeria together with the Alaoji, Egbema, Omoku, Gbarain, and Kaduna Energy Tasks, all sited in Abia, Imo, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Kaduna States respectively.
The corporate and its sister organisation, Rockson Global Restricted (RIL), UK are reacting to a newsletter within the media, alleging their complicity within the non-completion of those tasks.
Via their prison representatives, Babajide Koku and Corporate, the 2 organisations defined that the extend within the fee for the finishing touch of the tasks through Niger Delta Energy Preserving Corporate and unexpected takeover of REN through Asset Control Company of Nigeria (AMCON) resulted in the stoppage of labor at the ones now not already finished.
They stated the tasks are all in complex levels as they have got all reached other ranges of entirety sooner than the takeover.
It additionally indicted AMCON of annoying its efforts to finish the Kaduna plant challenge through its takeover of REN.
Offering replace at the tasks, Rockson stated the Gbarain Plant was once as much as 90 in line with cent entire whilst the Kaduna plant challenge has reached about 85 in line with cent finishing touch because it had delivered crucial apparatus for the finishing touch of the challenge.
It added that each the Egbema and the Omoku vegetation have reached about 71 in line with cent and 87 in line with cent entire respectively.
On the other hand, Rockson lamented that REN’s takeover through AMCON, has introduced the Kaduna Energy challenge to a standstill, as RIL’s workforce haven’t any get admission to to the Plant to accomplish their duties below the contract.
The corporate on the other hand believed the Kaduna challenge may well be totally finished and inaugurated through 2020 if the bottlenecks have been resolved.
Whilst disputing different claims as allegedly made within the newsletter, the letter additional defined, ”First, RIL isn’t a subsidiary of REN and that REN isn’t a dad or mum corporate of RIL as erroneously mentioned within the article. Secondly, Sir Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide isn’t the Chairman of RIL.
”According to the allegation referring to procurement of aircrafts, our Purchasers want to state that Letters of Credit score given in appreciate of energy plant contracts in Nigeria, weren’t used to obtain aircrafts for Arik Air Restricted or some other airline.
”5th, however that REN has been investigated two times through EFCC, neither investigation ended in any indictment.”
They additional stated that, “pursuing capital tasks inside of Nigeria has now not been with out its demanding situations however Rockson is prepared and ready as ever sooner than to paintings committedly to finish the exceptional facets of any ongoing tasks for the good thing about the rustic.”
”Sir Arumemi-Ikhide shall be 71 years of age in a couple of weeks and has in recent times, struggled with age-related well being demanding situations. He left Nigeria for the United Kingdom in July 2019 (sooner than the EFCC’s invitation to him which was once dated 17th September 2019), the place in a while after, he commenced crucial clinical exams.
“While his want is to lend a hand with any investigations that can be ongoing, he’s lately not able to take action because of unwell well being. As soon as his docs free up him, he’ll be prepared and to be had to go back to Nigeria.
”Our Purchasers deal with that they have been prepared and dedicated to finishing all of the tasks however have been not able to take action because of scuttled efforts through NDPHC. Sadly, solution makes an attempt with the NDPHC have up to now been unsuccessful,” the letter stated.
In addition they defined that at some point of the years main as much as AMCON’s takeover of REN, the Alaoji Venture was once transferred from the PHCN to the NDPHC and the NDPHC carried out the fourth Fuel Turbine for the facility plant that was once negotiated through PHCN (a combined-cycle plant configured as two Fuel Generators to at least one Steam Turbine).
”It was once at this level that segment two of the contract was once negotiated and suitable approvals together with the ones from the BPP and the Federal Govt Council have been bought,” they stated.