The Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee probing the National Public Security Communication System (NPSCS), Alhaji Ahmed Yerima, has said that members of the committee will soon embark on physical verification of equipment procured under the project.
Speaking at the resumed hearing of the committee in Abuja, said members have agreed to conduct the oversight visits to ascertain what exactly is on the ground “ and to get to the root of the matter”
“Let me make this clear again, this committee is not out to witch-hunt anybody, we are trying to get specific information from both the end user, the consultant and the contractor. All we want to do is to ensure that Nigerians get the best from this project,” he said.
At the hearing, members asked both officials of the Nigeria Satellite Communications Limited ( NIGCOMSAT) to confirm whether specific aspects of the project was completed by the Contractor, ZTE Nigeria Limited , all of which they responded in the affirmation.
NIGCOMSAT led by its current Director General, Ms Abimbola Alale also said the project was delivered by the contractor according to laid down guidelines.
Her submission was also collaborate by senior officials from the police who confirmed that the project was not running because there was no provision for fuel to power it.
On the issue of frequency spectrum to operate the project, the committee members were told that the issue has been resolved through the intervention of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
The committee before adjourning till Tuesday, March 23 however, mandated ZTE, the Police and NIGCOMSAT to work together to produce a single document that contains the location and all equipment of the NPSCS .