The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has cancelled contracts awarded to the Express Concern International (ECN) for the training of ex-agitators in its novel Train, Employ and Mentor (TEM) scheme.
PAP in a statement signed at the weekend by Neotabase Egbe, the Special Adviser, Media to the Interim Administrator, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd), confirmed that the firm’s job was terminated for breaching the terms contained in the contract.
The statement followed an allegation by a group, Concerned Indigenes of Oil Mineral Producing States Forum (CIOMPSF), that the company diverted funds it received from PAP.
He said the amnesty office had also activated its internal mechanism to retrieve the money it paid to the firm through a performance bond provided by the company.
While acknowledging the interests shown by various stakeholders in the affairs of PAP, Egbe explained that under Dikio each job awarded by PAP was secured by a performance bond provided by the benefitting firm that enabled the amnesty office recover its money in an event of default by a contractor.