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Jonathan extends agreement with Global ScanSystem for destination inspection contracts

By on January 1, 2013

In a bid to fulfil his 2013 promises, President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the provision, installation, operation, and management of x-ray scanning equipment and software for the inspection of goods.

Earlier, the President had an agreement with Global ScanSystem Limited for the job, which was scheduled to end last year. The agreement was extended to cover for the year 2013 with the same company.

The initial agreement was dated January 1, 2006. The current extension letter, according to a letter from the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, to the Managing Director of Global ScanSystem is dated January 1, 2013.

The agreement is to run for six months, covering January to June 2013.

According to Kifasi, The agreement, which is to expire on December 31, 2012, has been extended for a period of six months with effect from January 1, 2013.

“You are to contact the legal unit of the Ministry for the preparation and execution of the new agreement within one week of the date of this offer. Details of the new allocation of lots will be conveyed in a few days. Meanwhile, you are expected to operate within the current allocation.”

The president’s approval for the extension came because of Global ScanSystem Limited’s professionalism in the area, which he believes will have a positive impact on the economy.

Kifasi said, “By the extension of their agreements, service providers are to continue with their operations within the current allocation of lots until details of new allocation of lots are concluded.

“The service providers are to contact the legal unit of the Federal Ministry of Finance for the preparation and execution of the new agreement.”

He further called on all concerned bodies to take note of the contract extension.