An NGO, Registered Secretaries of the Heart for Reform and Public Advocacy, has drawn the Public Procurement Workplace to the Federal Supreme Courtroom, Abuja Division because of the illegality of its participation in awarding waste disposal contracts within the Federal Capital Territory.
In a lawsuit marked FHC / ABJ / CS / 1585/2020, the plaintiff claimed that the workplace had violated some sections of the 1999 Structure with its actions.
“Pursuant to Part 7 (1) (5) and Paragraph 1 (H) of Schedule 4 of the 1999 Structure (as amended), disposing of refusals and receipts of funds for himself are the constitutional and authorized tasks of the second defendant.
The lawsuit stated. The primary defendant lacks the fitting to have interaction within the procurement observe of awarding contracts to refuse to behave to any firm, particular person, group, or entity of any title throughout the aforementioned Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. [196590)02] The plaintiff thus seeks to acquire a everlasting judicial order limiting the defendant The primary, his brokers, and others, in any case, from taking part within the procurement course of to award contracts to get rid of the refusal and pay funds for that to any firm, people, or establishments in any manner. Identify in mild of the provisions of Part 7 (1) (5) and Paragraph H of the Fourth Schedule of the Structure 1999 to the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
“Order directing the primary defendant to allow the second defendant to start performing his duties below Part 7 (1) (5) and paragraph 1 (h) of the Fourth Schedule of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as Amended) by granting and paying for waste disposal z From the territorial jurisdiction of the second defendant.
The lawyer for the plaintiff, Calo Kalo Agu Esq in his written deal with, supplied that though the Federal Capital Area Growth Authority is headed by Minister f Federal Capital Territory, it’s approved by FCT ACT to supply municipal providers that these providers shouldn’t embody a disposal perform The waste below which the Public Procurement Workplace known as to take part within the procurement course of and that such acts violate the powers of the structure
One other defendant who joined the lawsuit is the Abuja Municipal Council.