Telecommunications company, ZTE has welcome the House of Representatives probe on the installation of CCTV cameras in Abuja and Lagos for public security, though blamed the Federal Government for its seeming failure. The contract, known as the National Public Security Communication System (NPSCS) project, was awarded by former President Umaru Yar’Adua to ZTE at the cost of $470 million. Hao Fuqiang, ZTE managing director, in a statement he issued on Sunday, said the probe would afford his company the opportunity to defend itself. He stated that the project was completed and Acceptance certificates issued, which he said were available for scrutiny.
“Though this is the third time this project is being probed, we welcome it and will give full cooperation to the committee because it is an opportunity for us to state our own side of the story. We hope that the government will do all within its powers to resuscitate this very important project”, he stated.
The company lauded itself as being able to deliver “one of the most sophisticated security communication tools for the Nigerian government and Nigerian people” ZTE said “the probe will unraveled why the equipment’s were left unutilized and allowed to waste”.