- Seeks Refund of N4.923bn to company’s coffers
- Says company ought to revert to SGF for supervision
By Sanni Onogu, Abuja
The Senate on Thursday referred to as on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei-led Interim Administration Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Growth Fee (NDDC) over alleged monetary recklessness.
The Senate additionally advisable that the NDDC ought to be returned to the Workplace of the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF) for correct supervision.
The company which was previously supervised by the SGF is now being oversighted by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, below Senator Godswill Akpabio, following current directives by the presidency.
The higher chamber additionally referred to as on the present IMC to refund the N4.923billion it paid to employees and contractors in breach of the procurement course of and approvals.
The resolutions of the Senate adopted its consideration and adoption of the suggestions of its “Advert hoc Committee on the investigation of the alleged monetary recklessness within the NDDC.”
The Chairman of the Advert hoc Committee, Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi (Ekiti North), offered the report.
Adetunmbi stated: “In conclusion, the Committee famous that it’s tough to discover a correlation between Niger Delta group growth and money invested within the zone.
“Continued money injection within the Niger Delta problem situation has not labored below the assorted IMCs.
“It might be helpful at this juncture for the Authorities to intervene by stepping down the EIMC (Govt Interim Administration Committee), thereby serving to them go away the stage for a correctly constituted board with particular mandate to deal with the pains of the Niger Delta folks.”
The Committee stated that the IMC ought to be made to refund further budgetary expenditure of N4.923billion fee to employees and contractors in breach of the procurement course of and approvals.
Monies to be refunded by the IMC embody price for abroad journey to the UK within the sum of N85.7million, Scholarships Grants – N105.5million, Union Members journey to Italy – N164.2million, Lassa Fever Package – N1.96billon, Public Communication – N1.2billion and COVID-19 Aid -N1.49billon.