Houston, Texas — Delta Afrik Engineering Limited has been fingered in a 12-years old multi-billion dollar contracting scheme at Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited allegedly awarded and rolled over under less than transparent circumstances.
It was gathered that Delta Afrik Engineering Limited snagged an EPCM – Engineering, Procurement, Contracting, and Management contract with Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited in 2007 at a cost of $1 billion.
“Since then (2007), that’s in the last 12 years, the contract has been rolled-over repeatedly in favour of Delta Afrik Engineering without recourse to any invitation for to tender for competitive bids and has a current value of $5 billion,” an industry operator who pleaded anonymity volunteered.
“The National Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS, is complicit in this whole saga because it is their duty to call for tender but they don’t ever do this and the question is why?”
“When the Group General Manager – NAPIMS ask the IOC to bend the rules to accommodate his wishes, they do and in return, he grants them approvals for all manner of requests. Basically, NAPIMS has become Nigeria’s biggest tollgate of corruption.
We sent a text message to the chief promoter of Delta Afrik Engineering, Akinwunmi Odumakinde requesting a reaction but we had not received any at the time of filing this report.
Efforts to obtain a reaction from NAPIMS also proved abortive at the time of filing this report.
Delta Afrik Engineering Limited has Worley Parsons as its foreign technical partner and together both companies manage the Engineering, Procurement, Contracting, and Management for MPN.