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“Steer Clear of NITEL’s Unserviceable Assets” – Association of Auctioneers Warns

The President of the Nigeria Association of Auctioneers, Aliyu Kiliya, has advised Nigerians not to steer clear of obsolete items belonging to NITEL and MTEL valued at about N300 billion nationwide. stating that the matter is in court.

A Federal High Court sitting in Bauchi presided over by Justice Muhammed Garba Umar granted an order stopping the auctioning of the said NITEL/MTEL items nationwide following a suit initiated by the association through their counsel, Ahmed Accanny for Baushe Chambers in Bauchi.

Kiliya, who spoke in a telephone interview with reporters, observed that the items were still being disposed in Lagos and other parts of the country in disregard of the court’s injunction, advising the public to be wary against falling short of the law.

He said:  “They are rushing to sell those items without proper assessment. The proper worth of those items is not what they are claiming. The items are for the public and not to be sold through the back door. The proper system should be follow and we must try to avoid corruption,” Kiliya said.

He warned the public not to buy the said NITEL/MTEL items as it is unlawful since the matter was in court.

The association head,also appealed to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to encourage open and competitive bidding of public items for accountability, transparency and due process, saying this process will protect the image of government and interest of the public.

 

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