The director, Aerodrome and Airspace, (NCAA) Joyce Nkemaklam commenting on the recently purchased bullet proof cars for the Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, has said that all necessary approvals were gotten and due process was followed for the vehicles to be purchased including the securities vehicles.
He stated that at the time he signed the document for the purchase of the vehicles, he was not the acting director general but had to sign for the director general as authorized.
Speaking on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr. Nkemaklam said that the price of the vehicles were not out of tune because the pro-formal invoice that was given and the market survey that was made showed that the price was accepted.
He mentioned that all necessary procedures were followed, explaining that the procurement and administration department goes through request made for any purchase. If the amount is beyond the approval of the director general, it gets a higher confirmation which he said falls under due process.
He added that these due process involves going through the National Assembly; Committee on Aviation on House of Reps and the Senate House committee on Aviation. He assured that the purchase went through these processes.
Mr. Nkemaklam stated that there were several stages of procurement processes that were followed, emphasizing that due process was followed. He mentioned that had made request for security vehicles and not like it was just bought without approval, “theses are part of the equipment we required and the need for it was well defended”.
He said “the request for two security vehicles in addition to so many other categories of vehicles for certain categories of inspections, monitoring, ramping oversight”. were put under the IGR budget.