In what appeared as weird scenarios, and seeming cases of corruption and impunity, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on Monday made stunning revelations.
The AGF, Mr. Samuel Ukura made the startling revelations in the Federal Government’s 2014 audit report of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, which he presented to the leadership of the National Assembly
He revealed that the Office of the National Security Adviser, NSA during the period was given the sum of N36.4 billion for rehabilitation and construction of dams, a project that should ordinarily be the purview of the Ministry of Water resources.
He also disclosed that “the sum of N36.4 billion was released to the Office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, for the rehabilitation and construction of dams instead of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.”
He also stated that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, did not remit N3.235 trillion to the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC, in 2014, and that the sale of gas to Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas, NLNG, to the tune of $235,685,861 was not paid to the federation account, noting that the money was transferred to what he called “some undisclosed escrow accounts.”
Throwing more light on how moneys were diverted or spent by MDAs during the period under review, the AGF stated, that the management of the National Assembly, headed by the clerk, made payments of N9.514 billion without raising payment
He also said, “The sum of N2,894,531, 250.00 was spent for the procurement of hand sanitizers for schools and critical public places.
“The sum of N31,324,952,239.87 was for payment of subsidy on fertilizer and youth employment in agricultural programmes.
“The sum of N2,395,851,978.00 was payment for group Life Assurance Premium for Armed Forces budget in 2013, but not backed. The sum of N500,000,000 was made as payment for agricultural programmes.
“These were variances with the purpose of the fund. No evidence of these lines of expenditure in the 2014 Appropriation Act,” the AGF revealed.
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