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Reps to give accelerated hearing to audit reports on NDDC, NBET


Yes, we now have the Auditor General of the Federation’ report on NDDC from 2013 to 2018, as well NBET from 2017 to 2019 respectively.

“I assure Nigerians that both reports would be given accelerated consideration upon resumption from current annual vacation,” he said.

Some of the queries issued in the report on the NDDC included, payment of medical check-up expenses to part-time board members to a tone of N459.350 million.

The OAuGF also queried excessive payment of imprest to the Executive Board members to a tone of N1.3 billion and engagement and payment of external solicitors for N1.5 billion without the consent of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation.

The query include: irregularities in the award of contracts for logistic and consultation services at a cost of N199 million and award of emergency contracts without stating the contract prices to the tune of three billion Naira.

Others are, doubtful commissioning of consultants for the studies and design projects after the award and execution of the relevant projects to the tune of N485 million.

Also payments of rent to a legal advocate on a property belonging to the Rivers Government, but released to the Federal Government which houses the NDDC Headquarters to the tune of N1.2 billion and N698 million being payment of rent to retired generals for regional security surveillance on NDDC projects without evidence of service delivery were also queried.

In the same vein, the OAuGF queried NBET for non-submission of annual audited financial statements for six years between 2014 and 2019.

The report also questioned payments for contract not executed to a tune of N20 million, variation of contract without approval to a tune of N4.8 million and unauthorised payment of N85.6 million for for international training without approval.

Oke said the agencies will be invited to respond to the irregular expenditures queried by the OAuGF.



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