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Doherty accuses FG of Public Procurement Act  violation in Lagos-Calabar Highway contract to Hitech 

Former Lagos State African Democratic Congress (ADC) gubernatorial candidate, Funso Doherty, has written to Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), alleging that the award of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway construction contract by the Federal Ministry of Works to Hitech Construction Limited violates the Public Procurement Act (PPA). 

Doherty said Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, confirmed that the award of the N1.06 trillion contract for the first 47.7km of the 700km coastal road project was granted on a single-source basis, without competitive tendering.  

He asserted that this method does not comply with any of the lawful grounds for single-source procurement, as outlined in Sections 42 and 43 of Part VII of the Public Procurement Act. 

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