Ebonyi state Government disclaims contracting Andrew Bishop company
By Moses Nwite, Abakaliki
Ebonyi State Government has urged the general public to disregard the false claims of Contracting a company known as Andrew Bishopton Nigeria Limited on an order to garnish the accounts the State Government.
The Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barrister Orji Uchena disclosed this to Journalists in Abakaliki, the State capital.
Barrister Orji said the attention of Ebonyi State Government has been drawn to a trending publication credited to one firm known called Andrew Bishopton Nig. Limited and its partners, Mauritz Walton Nig Ltd claiming that they got order of the Court to garnish the accounts of Ebonyi State Government.
The State Spokesman said the State Government had in different communications extracted confessions from the representatives of Andrew Bishopton Nig Limited to the effect that the said company and its partners acted in bad faith and had no contractual basis to make claims against the State Government and or the Local Government Councils in the State in respect of any transaction executed or services rendered whatsoever for or on behalf of the State Government and or Local Government Councils
“In the affidavit of facts deposed voluntarily by the representatives of Andrew Bishopton Nig Limited on the 2nd day August, 2022, they distanced themselves from Suit No FHC/CS/35/2022 between Andrew Bishopton Nig Limited & Anor and the Government of Ebonyi State & Ors and the judgment thereof delivered on 15/7/2022 and they further stated among others: that the persons who instituted this Suit do not have the consent of Andrew Bishopton Nig Limited to institute the case.
“That the Directors of the company never passed any Resolution authorizing the commencement of the Suit.
“That the State Government and or Local Government Councils do not owe Andrew Bishopton Nig Limited any sum and that the Suit was brought in bad faith as the State Government and or Local Government Councils are not indebted to Andrew Bishopton Nig Limited in any sum”
“The Local Government Councils of the State which had just little business with the said Andrew Bishopton Nig Limited have already gone to a Court of competent Jurisdiction and secured a valid and subsisting Order restraining the said Companies and other relevant parties from further making such outrageous claims of unfounded contract and or meddling in the free flow of their allocations”
He added that Andrew Bishopton Nigeria Limited had in an affidavit dated 2nd August, 2022 confessed that the State Government had released the sum of N50,000,000 (Fifty Million Naira) to the Company as one and final payment/settlement of any perceived professional fee in the course of their earlier but duly terminated consultancy services.
He urged members of the public to ignore the antics of the companies viz: Andrew Bishopton Nig Limited and Mauritz Walton Nigeria Limited.