‘NDDC Spent N82bn On Condolences, DTA, COVID-19, Others In 5 Months’

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The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Wednesday, interrogated officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Auditor-General of the Federation over an alleged N82.5bn spent by the NNDC between January and May 2020.

The committee’s chairman, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo (APC, Ondo), said the documents submitted by both the CBN and the Auditor-General of the Federation showed that the total amount spent by the NDDC from January to May 2020 was N81.5 billion.

He said the commission claimed to have spent N1.3bn on community relations, N122.9m on condolences, N83m on consultancy and N3.14bn on COVID-19, N486m Duty Travel Allowance, N790.9m as imprest, N1.956bn on Lassa Fever, N900m on Legal Service, N220m on maintenance, N85.6m on foreign travels, N1.121bn on public projects communication, N744m on security, N8.8bn on staffing-related payment. He said the NDDC also spent N248m on stakeholders’ engagement from February 18 to May 31, 2020.

The Auditor-General, Anthony Ayine and the representative of the Accountant-General, Sabo Mohammed, confirmed the N81.5bn transactions being investigated. Ayine said there should be punitive measures to discourage agencies violating the constitution.

The NDDC Interim Management Committee members were not present at the hearing, but wrote a letter to the investigative hearing committee informing it of an invitation to the Federal Executive Council meeting and requested to appear on Thursday.

 

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Udoh Gideon
3 years ago

A whole lot of #82bn spent just in 5weeks. Ooooh Nigeria, sorry for you


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Obehioza Abiodun
3 years ago

I'm not finding it funny they should be probed


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Okusanya Daniel
3 years ago

Simi spending


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Alexander Itepu
3 years ago

Money they can't give account of


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Osa Victor
3 years ago

Funny matter


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Huge amount of it 


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Waidi Adesina
3 years ago

This expenditure is mind burging!  Are the official of NNDC aware of the fact that every kobo they spend must be accounted for when they die?


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That's how dey are spending our money


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Jimmy Ebuara
3 years ago

Is this even true


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Waidi Adesina
3 years ago

And the River State governor is protecting officials of NNDC from facing the law enforcement agents!


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Waidi Adesina
3 years ago

And the River State governor is protecting officials of NDDC from facing the law enforcement agents!


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Okusanya Daniel
3 years ago

The money is plentyyyyy


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Agbor David
3 years ago

It happened d


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Johnson Uzo
3 years ago

Who will we ask


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Maikarfi Junior
3 years ago

That amount of money is too much?


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Kalu Kenneth
3 years ago

Bad economy


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Peter Ezeoku
3 years ago

Dey are trying


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What for i don't understand


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Chinedu Uwakwe
3 years ago

Covid19 done finished our money


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Ha!? That huge money


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