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NDDC Boss Refutes Reports that N183 Billion is Missing from the Commission’s Account

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The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dan Abia, has dismissed allegations that N183billion is missing from the account of the commission.

Abia, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the commission, said the claim was untrue.

PIC. 22. NDDC BOSS BRIEFS PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI IN ABUJA

NDDC Boss Briefs Pres. Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja

The special periodic check report of the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation, had claimed that N183.7 billion was unaccounted for by the commission.

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Samuel Ukura, had insisted that his office stood by the report and directed those not satisfied, to be prepared to defend their position before a special committee of the National Assembly.

PIC. 21. NDDC BOSS BRIEFS PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI IN ABUJA

Abia, however said that he was not the Managing Director of the NDDC during the period that the Auditor General referred to in his allegation.

According to him, his hands are clean and he is ready to defend the allegation with the records available at the commission.

“We briefed the president on our mandate. As far as the audited account of the NDDC is concerned, how many of us know that the audited account under under reference refers to 2008 to 2012. I was not the managing director then. Let’s get that fact clear. In principle, I came to brief Mr President proper.

Let me assure you that even by the admission of the Auditor-General, no N180 billion is missing.
because Advanced Payment Guarantee (APG), as you know, is governed by advanced payment directives. Office of the Auditor General is a government agency, whatever clarification, we shall engage the office and proper record will be strengthened. I said that even before the president, no N180 billion is missing.’’

The Director General also dismissed the allegation of contract splitting being leveled against the commission.

“Let me also tell you that I cannot be a party to contract splitting. NDDC is a very unique institution; we have a budgeting process.

Those people that are now crying, where were they when NDDC was not having project up till the end of the year?’’ he said.

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6 Comments

  1. or

    August 27, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Illiterate kept sounding Jonathan stole billion,! Jonathan stole billions!!, and their fellow illiterates beleived them

    Even the ones on BN like ellesaris smells of lies

  2. John

    August 27, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I know that so many people don’t have an Idea of how many millions make a billion.
    Shame on enemies

  3. xag

    August 27, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Nah. The money is not missing, it got up, entered a plane and went on extended vacation.

  4. nene+

    August 27, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Iara husband and some fufu filled brain praise singers bla bla bla bla bla………………………………..bla bla bla bla bla bla………………………bla bla bla……………………………………..

  5. warizdiz

    August 27, 2015 at 10:27 am

    This is what happens when the head is confused. Buhari thrives on propaganda, left right and centre he is sorounded by thieves yet, he refuses to see nor hear. He loves to eat maggot but does not like faeces. The only saint amongst 170million thieves. The idiots that are so eager to please also join the bandwagon. All of a sudden, all the money in the Nigerian treasury waked with the out going administration, yet Buhari is busy dolling money out left right and centre like father Christmas. I hope we have all read what the illiterate apostle of change in Adamawa did with the largesse Buhari doled out to the states recently. When the ship is rudderless it goes any which way. Every Tom, Dick and Harry is now a thief catcher. Govt by propaganda. Interesting 4 years.

  6. observer

    August 27, 2015 at 11:45 am

    APC is a party formed by the devil. People who tell lies and people believe because they have been jinxed. If you truly won’t make hellfire telling lies please leave APC ASAP.

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