A gaggle, Act for Constructive Transformation Initiatives, has raised alarm over what it described as alleged contemporary spherical of looting and unlawful expenditure on the Niger Delta Growth Fee, NDDC.
The group made the declare in a letter it despatched to the Workplace of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio and copied to the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation; Chief of Employees to the President; the Minister of Finance; and the Legal professional Basic of the Federation.
The letter, a replica of which was made obtainable to DAILY POST on Wednesday, stated:
“Recall that The Federal Government Council, FEC, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on August twenty sixth permitted the sum of 722 Million Naira for forensic auditors cleared on the identical day to audit the Niger Delta Growth Fee, NDDC.
Talking with journalists on the finish of the assembly, you (Sen Godswill Akpabio) knowledgeable the general public that the permitted cost shall be funded by the Presidency as a result of the fee’s finances has not been permitted by the Nationwide Meeting, therefore can’t make capital expenditure.
It is a clear indication that the Federal Government Council shall not help any illegal and unlawful expenditure on the fee because the regulation is evident on additional budgetary expenditure.
Towards the place of FEC and The President which you communicated to the Press, the NDDC below you has sustained its unlawful spending towards the regulation, with impunity.
Information present that additional budgetary expenditure below your supervision has hit thirty (30) billion Naira in simply three months.
A contemporary plot has, once more, been uncovered to loot the fee’s assets this week by way of one other spherical of unlawful extrabudgetary expenditure.
Prime officers of the fee have been sighted on the fee’s workplace on Saturday, twelfth of September, making ready and backdating paperwork to quick monitor this set of funds starting from Monday 14th.
Your Excellency, we hereby name upon you and your Ministry to instantly halt this new spherical of looting.
It’s on file that about 140 (One Hundred and Forty) Billion Naira has to date been spent below your supervision because the supervising Minister over the Fee.
Additionally it is instructive to notice that cost for desilting towards the instruction of Mr President has dominated the current unlawful expenditure.
Additionally word, Your Excellency, we’re cognizant that unlawful recruitment is ongoing within the fee.
About 105 contract employees have been just lately employed, illegally, with out aptitude check or interviews, below your watch. Although the Fee tried to disclaim this however data shall communicate.
Whereas we await the September payroll to fish them out and act on official doc that can’t be disputed, names like: ANIEMA AKPABIO, BASSEY INNEMESIT, PATIENCE AKPAN and many others, are definitely acquainted to you, they’re beneficiaries of the stated illegal recruitment.
It’s only honest to halt this unlawful employment and guarantee due course of is adopted in any recruitment the place correct hole evaluation and competence evaluation shall be prioritized.”
Akpabio and the fee are but to reply to these contemporary allegations as of the time of submitting this report.