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Reps probe disbursement of N450bn amnesty fund



Reps probe disbursement of N450bn amnesty fund
The House of Rep­resentatives yes­terday beamed its torchlight into the alleged disbursement of N450bil­lion meant for amnesty programme.
The investigation into the fraud, followed al­leged infractions in the procurement process ad­opted by the Presidential Amnesty Committee set up by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua in 2009.
The investigation car­ried out by the House of the Representatives Joint Committee on Procure­ment and that of Niger Delta Affairs, is to look at the level of achievement and the disbursement.
The motion to investi­gate this development was brought before the House by Hon Solomon Naren from Plateau State.
The joint commit­tee led by Hon Oluwole Oke (PDP, Osun), while questioning the former Director in charge of Pro­curement in the Amnesty Office, Durojaiyeola Tiko­lo, noted that some of the companies engaged for the job did not meet the requirement needed to carry out such contracts.
He said: “According to reports we got from the Office of Accountant-General of the Federa­tion, the sum of N450bn has been expended on the amnesty programme and we are asking as to whether all that was done was in line with the Pro­curement Act.

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