See how NDDC spent N81 billion in 6 months


IT was a can of worms that was let open on Thursday, during the investigative public hearing by the Senate Ad-hoc committee on investigation of the 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 end.

Some of the figures include:

Community relations – N1.3 billion

Condolences – N122.9 million

Consultancy –  N83.8 million

COVID-19 – N3.14 billion

Duty Tour Allowances (DTA) – N486m out of which IMC 2 spent N302 million

Imprest – N790.9 million

Lassa fever intervention – N1.9 billion

Legal service – N900 million

Logistics – N61 million

Maintenance – N230 million

Medical –  N2.6 billion

Overseas Travel – N85.6 million

Project – N38.6 billion

Publicity – N1.121 billion

security – N744 million

Staffing – N20.9 billion

Stakeholders – N248 million

Travels – N56.5 million.


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