See list of 5 companies Babachir Lawal used in grass-cutting scandal

The suspended secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, has been indicted for mismanagement by the Senate ad-hoc committee investigating the mounting humanitarian crisis in the northeast.

The committee on Tuesday, May 2, also said Lawal breached his oaths of office as SGF and asked relevant agencies to prosecute the suspended SGF for allegedly awarding contracts worth N500m, through the presidential initiative on north-east, a rehabilitation programme under his office, to a company in which he had interests.

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The recommendation was submitted to the Senate by the chairman of the ad-hoc committee, Senator Shehu Sani at the plenary on Tuesday. has however listed below names of companies and details of transactions in the ‘grass cutting scandal’ allegedly orchestrated by Babachir.

The transfers were said to have made in tranches, mostly N10 million per transaction, and N47 million on the last day

Here are the companies and transactions details:

1. Josmon Technologies Limited

According to Senate report, Josmon Technologies Limited transferred N317 million to Rholavision between March 29, 2016 and April 20, 2016, immediately the company got the two “grass-cutting” contracts worth N530.6 million for clearing invasive plant species in Yobe State.

The transfers were said to have made in tranches, mostly N10 million per transaction, and N47 million on the last day.

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2. Rholavision

Babachir’s company, Rholavision was awarded the consultancy contract for the “grass-cutting” contract on March 8, 2016. This is a breach of Nigeria’s code of conduct for public officers and the Public Procurement Act.

3. JMT Global Technologies Ltd

JMT Global Technologies Ltd on August 8, 2016 transferred N30 million from its Zenith Bank account 114357188 to Rholavision after he got eight contracts for “rehabilitations/renovations in Adamawa” state for the sum of N199.4 million.

4. Messrs Adamawa Boreholes and Drilling Companies Ltd

Messrs Adamawa Boreholes and Drilling Companies Ltd transferred N18 million to Rholavision, after being awarded N54.8 million contract to renovate seven classrooms at Yeskule Girls Secondary School, Michika Adamawa state.

5. Barde Brothers Multi-Services Limited

Barde Brothers Multi-Services Limited which got seven contracts to renovate classrooms in Adamawa state for N145 million paid N71 million to Rholavision account on October 10, 2016, and another N13 million between July 7, 2016 and September 9, 2016 to his private account.

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