Reps summon AGIP over failure to pay $80m owed indigenous contractor


The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petition has summoned AGIP Oil Company to appear before it on June 26, over alleged N80 million owed to De Cooon Services Ltd.

Rep. Michael Etaba, Chairman of the Committee expressed displeasure over non-payment and non-appearance of AGIP oil at its investigative hearing in Abuja on Thursday.

De Coon is an indigenous company, run by Prof Nelson Onubogu, the managing director and chief executive officer of the company.

He said that not paying an indigenous company for a job well done and patronising foreigners for the same job was unfortunate.

The committee added that the act was capable of frustrating indigenous contractors, adding that it would not augur well to drive Nigeria out of business while encouraging foreigners.

He stated that it was high time Nigerians began to take themselves seriously.

Speaking on the issue, a member of the committee, Rep. Matthew Nwogwu, said that the non-appearance of…

Source: Guardian Newspaper