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Auctioneers call on Buhari to probe sale of NITEL/MTEL

By on January 10, 2016

The National President of the Nigeria Association of Auctioneers (NAA), Aliyu Kiliya, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to honour his   promise to probe the sale of NITEL/MTEL obsolete items, following outraged that trailed its sale.

Kiliya made the appeal in an open letter to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and the Chairman Council of Propertisation, a copy of which was made available to newsmen yesterday in Bauchi.

“The National Association of Auctioneers (NAA) as stakeholders filed a case in Bauchi Federal High Court against the liquidator who was appointed by the Bureau for Public Enterprise (BPE).

“We feel disappointed by the way and manner NITEL and MTEL sale was carried out.

“The items were supposed to be sold by open and competitive bidding, instead of secret bidding,” Kiliya said.

He said the NAA is dismayed that despite the direction by the Federal High Court judge that status  quo should be maintained, it was regretable that NETCOM Company Limited has taken over the disposal of all the  items of NITEL/MTEL nationwide, contravening the order that was given by the court.

“In this regard we are appealing to your good office to as a matter of urgency to kindly  stop immediately the selling of NITEL/MTEL as we believe that a lot of revenue is being looted that is why they are rushing to sell and if this is allowed to happen a lot of revenue will be lost”, he said.