The WestAfricaENRG has denied that it is culpable of any material breach of its waste management contract with the State Government, adding that the termination of its contract not only came as a rude shock but represents a breach of the procedure for the contract’s termination.
The company in a statement signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Paul O’Callaghan, stated that the company is constrained to defend its integrity by responding to the announcement of the Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Water resources terminating the contract with Oyo State Government due to material breach.
According to O’Callaghan, “We categorically deny any material breach of our contract and this is the first we have heard of any such matter. WestAfricaENRG is an international company working in waste management and recycling in countries throughout the ECOWAS region including many States across Nigeria, of all political persuasions.”
He explained further that WestAfricaENRG which is among the largest private investors in the waste management sector across Nigeria and a major job creator in Oyo State was correctly subjected to the contracts review committee during which no fault was found.
On Saturday, Oyo State Government revoked its contractual agreement with Messrs. West Africa Energy, which operated under the name Solous MRF. 1 Ltd. allegedly that the company was found to be in material breach of the contractual terms.
The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Rt. Hon. Kehinde Ayoola said the company failed in its performance under the contract it signed with Oyo State Government, which is significant enough for the State to terminate the contract.