NDDC Acting MD can’t give account on how he spent 1.3Billion Naira (Shame)
NDDC Acting MD can’t give account on how he spent 1.3Billion Naira (Shame): NDDC probe: Acting MD of the Commission, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei
tells members of the House of Representatives investigation committee that contrary to reports, it was N1.3 billion the Commission spent for the provision of COVID19 palliative for themselves and not N1.5 billion.
On July 9, Pondei appeared before the Senate Investigative Committee where he said they used N1.5 billion to take care of themselves.
Chairman of the Senate committee, Olubunmi Adetunmbi, at the hearing, told the house that investigations showed that the commission spent N3.1 billion as COVID-19 funds between October 2019 and May 2020.
Adetunmbi said ”N10 million was paid to one person, N7 million to two people, N5 million to three people, 148 people took N3 million each, 157 people got N1.5 million each, 497 people got N1 million each and 464 people were paid N600,000 each.” Another N475 million was given to the police to purchase face masks and hand sanitisers, he added.
Responding to the Senate panel, Pondei said “The youth were given palliatives to help cushion the effect of the pandemic on the people. The youth were idle and to avoid violence, they were paid. Five million for youths and five million for women and five million for people living with disabilities in each senatorial district. The remaining fund was spent on staff of the commission. We used it to take care of ourselves. We are NDDC, we need to take care of ourselves too.”
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