Tuesday 6 November 2012

Nine firms bid for external auditor in NCAA.

By Lateef Lawal

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday commenced the opening of bids for the position of external auditor for the agency. No less than nine interested bidders expressed interests in the position of external auditor with the agency. NCAA had carried advertisements in the media in October requesting for tenders from would be.

The Director-General, NCAA, Dr. Harold Demuren during the opening of the bids, said that the agency was committed to the Act of Public Procurement 2007, saying that a successful company would be made public after the exercise.

Demuren who was represented by the Deputy General Manager, Audit, Mr. Gabriel Achayi at the event assured that the management would ensure objectivity and openness in picking the rightful candidate for the position.

Some of the interested bidders are Biodun Ige & Co, Sulaiman & Co, Peter Osalor & Co, Fred Okonta &Co, Olufemi Adeniyi & Co and J.K Randle & Co among others.
Also speaking, the Head of Procurement, NCAA, Mr. Barnabas Agochukwu assured interested bidders of the objectivity of NCAA in the exercise.

He explained that in as much as all applicants were expected to be present at the opening of the bid, the bids of absentee companies could still be opened in their absence according to the law guiding Public Procurement Act of 2007.

He said that the evaluation of the bid would be done based on the criteria placed in the media, adding that firms that met the requirements would be selected by a team from the agency.
He said, “After the evaluation, there would be request for submission of proposals. And let me say it here that the criteria for those who meet the bids is done in-house in order to have value for money.”

Courtesy: Nigerian Aviation News.


  1. The names of bidders are the names most Nigerians have been hearing for so many years, meaning they cant be as objective as we think they are. Perhaps its merely a selection of the lesser evil.

  2. Are they no new firms? Those people are the old ones now. The problem setters.

  3. What selection processes are being used. How can the public know if the best candidates were selected?