• July 29, 2021

#COVID-19: NDDC Distributed N1bn Among Its Staff, Gave Police N475m For Face Masks – Senate

By Amechi Idumuebor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to a revelation by the Senate Ad hoc Committee investigating allegations of financial recklessness by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the sum of N1billion was shared among staff of the agency, while the Nigeria Police was given N475 million to procure face masks.

This came in the wake of the recommencement of the probe into allegations of the misappropriation of N40 billion by NDDC Interim Management Committee (IMC).

According to the breakdown of how the fund was disbursed, Olubunmi Adetunmbi, Chairman Senate Ad hoc Committee on Investigation of the alleged Financial Recklessness, stated that: N10 million was given to one staff, N7 million each to two staff and N5 million each to three staff, N3 million each was given to 148 staff, N1.5 million each to 175 staff, N1 million each to 495 staff, N600,000 each was given to 464 staff and N475 million to the Nigeria Police to buy face masks and hand sanitizers.

According to the NDDC Acting Managing Director, Kemebradikumo Pondei, the disbursement was part of its COVID-19 relief package.

Agenda Watchdog

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