Reps to probe delays in renewal of Seaports concession agreements

The House of Representatives has resolved to review the prolong in the renewal of Seaports concession agreements.

The House mandated its committees on Committees on Ports and Harbour and Privatisation and Commercialisation to interface with concerned occasions on the settlement.

The resolution became once a sequel to a motion moved by Shehu Koko (APC, Kebbi) on Wednesday sooner or later of plenary.

Apapa, Tincan Island, Port Harcourt, Onne, Calabar, Koko and Warri Ports are the affected seaports.

In accordance with Mr Koko, the intervention of the House might per chance per chance well help forestall “losses of a entire bunch of hundreds of hundreds of dollars revenues accruable to the authorities.”

He outlined that the concession agreements for a number of of the ports like expired while others are going to result in Can also.

He renowned further that non-renewal of the agreements might per chance per chance well presumably imply automatic extension without the finest thing about renegotiation of the terms of agreements.

“The Concession Agreements which like expired are deemed to like been automatically renewed without the finest thing about beefy renegotiation, equipped that concessionaires served the lessor requisite explore of intent to resume per the provisions of the Agreements,” he outlined.

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, adverse a motion for an amendment moved by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta), for the inclusion of the Committee on Treaties and Settlement for the investigation.

He argued that Committee on Treaties and Settlement has the mandate on world agreements that requires ratification by the Parliament.

Consequently, the Committees on Ports and Harbour and, Privatisation and Commercialisation got four weeks to picture back to the House for further legislative action.

Meanwhile, the House has given all advert hoc committees of the House except the April 30 to post their reviews.

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Mr Gbajabiamila also cautioned participants to desist from lobbying for appointments into committees.

The visibly wrathful Mr Gbajabiamila expressed disapproval over the matter.

The House currently has over 100 committees. There are nonetheless vacancies in some committees due to the the death of some participants.

Additionally, some unique participants are coming to the parliament due to the court pronouncement or bye-elections.

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