In the few contracts they've awarded so far, Umar claims they've always followed the law, with all applicable paperwork and certificates of no objections in place.
â€œYes some operatives of EFCC were in the office on 26th of April looking for certain information and documents. First they came looking for all contracts awarded from 2018-2019, later they came again and said they want all the documents for contracts award from 2020 to date. These are the documents they came to look for. Fortunately for us we have all the documents that we kept in a separate place.
â€œAll what we did was to get them together, photocopied them ,certified them and gave it to them. Thatâ€™s exactly what happened but the insinuation in town propagated by the opposition is that myself, my perm sec and ALGON chairman, we were arrested by EFCC. This is false, none of us was arrested or molested, all they needed is documents and we gave it to them.â€
Umar said the Fintiri administration did not award many contracts due to a lack of funds as a result of COVID-19, but the few contracts that were awarded followed due process and were handed over to them with all necessary documentation, including a certificate of no opposition from the bureau for public procurement.