In News by stephen abiodun on the 15th, July, 2020

NDDC spends N122.9m on condolence visits

NDDC spends N122.9m on condolence visits

Extra particulars have emerged in regards to the corruption allegation in opposition to the administration of the Niger Delta Growth Fee (NDDC) because the Home of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Affairs continues to grill officers on budgets of the fee.

Between January to Could, 2020, the fee spent N122.9 million on condolence associated ceremonies out of the N81.5 billion spent to this point inside that interval.

This was revealed through the investigative listening to by the Committee on Wednesday. The committee is charged with investigating the monetary misappropriation, fictitious award of contracts and corruption by the Niger Delta Growth Fee.

The Chairman of the Committee, Olubumi Ojo revealed that based on the report of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN), the committee has to this point spent the funds as comply with.

“Neighborhood relations -N1.three billion, Condolences- N122.9 million, Consultancy: N83 million, Covid-19- N3.14 billion, DTA (Responsibility Journey Allowance)- N486 million, Impress – N790.9 million.

Lasser fever- N1.956 billion, Authorized Companies- N900 million, Upkeep- N220 million, Abroad travel- N85.6 million, Mission Public Communication- N1.121 billion, Safety- N744 million, Staffing associated payment- N8.eight billion and Stakeholders engagement (February 18- Could 31, 2020) N248 million.

The consultant of the CBN, Mr. John Attah was unable to supply figures from January to Could, as he famous that he was unable to supply the determine off-hand.

“I can’t provide the whole offhand, however what I do know is we solely make fee on infrastructure.”

To handle the state of affairs, the Chairman determined to summon the administration of the NDDC.

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Earlier, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila in his handle urged the committee to discharge their obligation with out worry.

“Due to the significance of this committee, the problems; I made a decision to seem right here personally. This committee with the backing of the home and the Nigerian individuals, I cost them to do what they should do so long as they keep on the trail of fact and justice, ” he mentioned.

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