The former Niger Delta militant leader, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, factional leaders of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun and Otunba Gani Adams, have written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over unpaid fees allegedly owed by the NNPC.
Alongside other beneficiaries of the controversial Pipeline Security and Surveillance contracts they claimed that they had a three-month contract with the NNPC, from March 15 to June 15, which they delivered on but are yet to be paid.
According to them, the NNPC has refused to pay its indebtedness to them, insisting that they are demanding their entitlement and not a handout or favour.
They denied claims that President Jonathan was the one who gave them the contract in order to secure his re-election, adding that due process was followed between them and the Management of the NNPC, before the contract was awarded.
They even threatened to sue the NNPC if the outstanding fees aren’t paid.
The companies are New Age Nigeria Limited (Fasehun); Donyx Global Concept (Adams); ATEF Nigeria Limited (Asari Dokubo); Galery Security Services Limited (Bibo Ajube); Bajeros Nigeria Limited (Joshua Machiever); Close Body Protection Limited (High Chief Omo) and Izon Ibe Security Limited.
It would be recalled, the NNPC had on June 15, terminated the contract awarded under President Goodluck Jonathan to various private security firms to safeguard pipelines against vandals.