More NNPC fraud: regrettably paid N36.4 billion to Former NSA Sambo Dasuki office

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in 2014 occupied N36.4 billion implied for the development and recovery of dams in Nigeria, and disastrously paid same to the Office of the National Security Adviser, an administration review has said.

Former NSA Sambo Dasuki is at present standing trial for claimed corrupt charges, taking after disclosures that his office occupied $2.1 billion implied for the buy of arms for the battle against Boko Haram. Mr. Dasuki denies any wrong doing.

The funds, as indicated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, were rather appropriated to government associates and legislators in front of the 2015 general races. The greater part of the funds professedly directed through the NSA’s office for political purposes, originated from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The 2014 government audit report, exhibited to the National Assembly on Monday, said illegal installments likewise originated from the state oil company, NNPC.

The report said N36.4 billion implied for the Ministry Water Resources for development and restoration of dams, was rather paid to the Office of the National Security Adviser under Mr. Dasuki.

It was indistinct what the cash sent to the NSA’s office was implied for.

The report indicted key Nigerian government offices, accusing them of illegally expending and refusing to pay over N3 trillion to the government’s purse.

Key amongst the culpable workplaces are the NNPC, the National Assembly and the Nigerian Prisons Service.

The NNPC squandered about N3.3 trillion, failing to remit same to the government, the report said. The aggregate was the most noteworthy illicitly spent by any administration organization.

The report said N3.2 trillion oil income and $235.7 million gas deals continues, from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, were not paid to the Federation Account.

Maybe, the gas continues were exchanged to a few “undisclosed Escrow Accounts”, and “significant records were not madeavailable to the office of the Auditor General for verification”.

A few consumptions made by the state oil company amid 2014 were additional budgetary, the report included.

“The whole of N31, 324,952,239.87 was paid as endowment on manure and youth job in farming projects.

“Whole of N2, 894,531250.00 was spent on the acquisition of hand sanitizers for schools and basic open spots to handle the Ebola epidemic.

“The sum of N2, 395,851,978.00 was installment for group Life Assurance Premium for Armed Forces budget in 2013, however not sponsored (with money). The whole of N500, 000,000 was made as installment for farming projects.

“These were differences with the motivation behind the funds. No confirmation of these lines of consumption in the 2014 Appropriation Act,” the report said.

There was additionally a faulty buy of a vessel from Singapore for the benefit of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources for preparing at the Petroleum Training Institute, in Delta State.

“The expense of the buy (of vessel) and what amount was paid before the vessel was delivered couldn’t be found out because of the way that the agreement was granted without the inclusion of the Nigerian Mission in Singapore,” the report said.

National Assembly  also indicted

The administration of the National Assembly, headed by the Clerk, in 2014, made installments of N9.5 billion without raising installment vouchers, disregarding government money related regulations, the report revealed.

Inside of five months in 2014, 112 staff got individual advances repetitive votes and another 50 got from general votes “for different purposes totalling N1.162, 009,305.00”.

More arraignments

The review report said the Nigerian discretionary mission in Washington DC, U.S.A created “Inside Generated Revenue of $3,705,428.00 somewhere around 2012 and March 2015, however used the entire sum on sundry costs”.

Further, the Nigerian Prisons Service under the Ministry of Interior, “deducted Pay-As-You-Earn duty of N2, 036,758,176.75, yet neglected to transmit the cash to the Federal Inland Revenue Service”.

There was no proof of settlement and nothing was created for review affirmation, the report said.

Natural Funds Office, which is under the Presidency (Secretary General of the Federation), was additionally prosecuted.

The report said N3.8 billion was dispensed from the workplace to Ogun, Kebbi, Lagos and Sokoto States as awards yet “regardless of rehashed requests for installment vouchers they were not gave. We couldn’t check the way of the awards”.


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