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Senate Adhoc probe: NDDC blows N81bn in six months

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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Senator Godswill Akpabio

By Steve Seigha, Abuja

Trouble for the Interim committee members of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as senate adhoc probe panel opened more can of worms  on Thursday, during the investigative public hearing on alleged financial recklessness in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The Senate committee interrogated the rationale behind some expenditures it considered curious especially the amount involved in the expenditure from the document presented to the Senate by the (NDDC).

Chairman of the committee, Senator Adebunmi Adetunmbi, reeled out figures of expenditure between October and May ending.

Some of the figures include:

Community relations – – – N1.3bn

Condolences – – N122.9m

Consultancy – – –N83.8m

COVID-19 – – – N3.14bn

Duty Tour Allowances (DTA) —– N486m out of which IMC 2 spent N302m

Imprest – – – –N790.9m

Lassa fever intervention – – – – -N1.9bn

Legal service – – N900m

Logistics – – – – N61m

Maintenance – – –N230m

Medical – – – – N2.6bn

Overseas Travel – N85.6m

Project – – – – – N38.6bn

Publicity – – – – N1.121bn

Security – – – – –N744m

Staffing – – – – –N20.9bn

Stakeholders –– – N248m

Travels – – – – – – N56.5m

Note: More revelation coming as Senate Adhoc probe committee commences

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