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Friday, 7 October 2016

House of Reps investigates use of N270m to clear grass at IDPs camps

The House of Representatives Committee on IDPs and the North-East Initiatives‎ is currently investigating how the Presidential Initiative on the North-East (PINE) which is under the supervision of the Office of the Secretary General of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, spent N270 million on just clearing of grasses in some IDP camps.  Also being investigated by house committee is the purported allocation of N188.69 million for Nigerian refugees living in Minawao, Republic of Cameroon‎.
At a public hearing on IDPs which held at the National Assembly yesterday October 6th, the Chairman of the committee, Sani Zorro, berated the SGF for failing to honor their invitation to explain how such a huge amount of money was spent.

“The SGF who was slated to have appeared hasn’t showed up. He did not write to intimate us on why his office would not come to explain why issues of internally displaced persons‎ have remained disencouraging, in spite of the billions of naira claimed to have been spent. The PINE officials said he’s at the village. But, as the secretary to the government under whose office the rehabilitation of the North-East was placed, we had expected him to come to throw light on the financial expenses made by his office. 
We also expected him to explain the implementation framework being used to spend money. We have been inundated by reports of diversion of materials and funds meant for the rehabilitation of the IDPs, and the North-East and the scandal had led to international embarrassment for the country. Given the issues of credibility and integrity raised against the agency in charge of the North-East Initiative (PiNE) which falls under the SGF office, we had expected him to respect the invitation.” he said.

However, Executive Secretary in charge of the Presidential Initiative, Umar  Gulani, who testified before the committee,  said that N270 million was awarded as contract for the removal of 250 kilometres of “invasive plant species along river channels and simplified village irrigation scheme (phase II) in Komadugu Basin in Yobe’’.

The House committee chairman expressed dissatisfaction with the explanation saying:
"We are of the opinion that the expenditure of the magnitude you have made‎ is not justified. It’s not acceptable that you would spend such a huge amount of money on the clearing of weeds while 2.5 million internally displaced victims of terror go hungry. They have no shelter and medical care.”

42 comments:

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmmmm for just clearing of grass,are they living inside sambisa forest make I ask....misappropriate of fund,why not use build smtin important for them and tell them to clear d grass by themselves wkend as their wkend work per say

Tiger H said...

How much be interlocking

auwal yusuf said...

Chai 9ja!na forest dem clear

Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

Nigeria can never change.




says, Genevieve.

Louis said...

For just clearing of grass??? Hmph....

APPLELIPX said...

Omg Nigeria!!!!!!!!!
Is dat money not enough to build new houses for them

Why are these people so sensless

How in the name of fuck do u use such voluminous amonut of money for clearing of grass, and they are planning to sell our assets to finance this kinda waste????

This is really hrt breaking

obiora said...

Jesus!!!

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Investigate well.

Tony said...

That's a lot nah, people must just shortchange the govt sha...



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Tony said...

That's a lot nah, people must just shortchange the govt sha...



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247classicnews said...

Naija when are we going to stop corruption? Na waoo

247classicnews said...

Naija when are we going to stop corruption? Na waoo

dee boi said...

And dis government is really fighting corruption ooooooo... dee

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Haaba! Who did dey pay dat amount to?


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Ashanka said...

This Nigerian government are p*ssy, haha 😂 270m to clear a grass

Uju Phil said...

Just for clearing grasses for for buying tons of mowers? Hope the case wldnt just die off as usaul!!! #Kwaruption

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

He use am clear Africa grass na.
BUT HE WAS SGF TO TERRORIST BUHARI HUH?
apcc fools and animals will say chains is here shame to u all
TERRORIST BUHARI SCAM GOVERNMENT IS THE WORST CORRUPTION GOVERNMENT IN THE HISTORY OF NIGERIA THAT IS WHY THEY KEEP ON BLAMING JONATHAN TO USE IT AS AN EXCUSE OF THEIR LOOT SHAME TO U ALL.




















#sad indeed

Westley pee said...

God will definitely reveal their iniquities except they accept d new birth .Job 20:27, Eccl 12:14, Luke 12:2, 1 corin 4:5, jeremiah 16:17

niyi adetoye said...

270m??? Not 270h or 270t ? Abeg for how many acres ????

Chizzy Liz said...

************************hmmmmmmmmmmm*********to clear grass kwa ???????? Onwekwaa udiri style ochi dix pipo amaro anya ya bikonu ?????????

Chizzy Liz said...

************************hmmmmmmmmmmm*********to clear grass kwa ???????? Onwekwaa udiri style ochi dix pipo amaro anya ya bikonu ?????????

Saphire Muna said...

My dear pls help me ask them oooooooo, how much for interlocking the whole camp? This is Nigeria for you... Useless country.. The most corrupt country in the world... Demons in power












.......... Liber maniac.........

charles obaze said...

this guys tho

OSINANL said...

NOTHING WILL COME OUT OF IT... ALL OF THEM ARE CORRUPT

Liuz Babz said...

Stealing, padding, corruption everywhere...more painful is that we only hear the start of investigations, soon it goes the way of others, no culprit, no punishment just some people settling themselves behind the scene..Politicians sucking the nation dry

Anonymous said...

That money go pack sand from dessert ni. Thiefing country. Baba is indeed fighting quaruption!

Vivian Reginalds said...

270 million cha???
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Juliet Iwuno said...

We got a very big problem in dis country. Linda take note!

Jamila Shaibu said...

Na wa oooo



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obasi martins said...

This is what happens when you move corruption from one room apartment to Duplex. It begins to mess up the infrastructures therein. Corruption is very very insidious!

Anonymous said...

I thought Buhari is fighting corruption and has hired incorruptible men?

Nweme Jonathan Eyo said...

Can you just imagine a nation that is full of waste? 270million to clear glass? I will gladly do for just 5millions, is not to get laborers, engage they will cutlasses and where they can get to, you will need the help of bulldozers, and some weed remover?

Anonymous said...

This government is the most corrupt government of all times. Shame to them, I hail my Jona transparent man.

sholetoga said...

What kinda grass is #270m use to clear . That amount of money will feed the IDPs residents for at least one week. Can't they ask the people in the IDPs to cut the grass, it's not like they have a job they do there. Infact, this scam change APC government will not cease to amaze me. What is more wasteful than this......Incompetent clueless mofos

christie benjamin said...

That kinda amount only to clear grass?? Even employing Carlos, Bill and Mark to do the job won't cost dat amount. Criminals!

okafor richard said...

Yeah it's true it's a poisonous grass! Murafucker fighting corruption ma foot..

Anonymous said...

And the foolish dullard called buhari the pedophile is fighting corruption

#verysadindeed

liz swt 16 said...

Wait fess na d whole grass 4 nigeria dem clear ne? SMH

Anonymous said...

Heeeeeeee! odi egwu. so how is stealing o? Kettle calling pot black. how many years have this people been in gov just almost 2 but what are we hearing, just wasteage everywhere. Yet they have the gut to prosecute people and arrest them up and down. Remove the blank in your eyes before your remove the tiny dust in another persons eyes. see, just be doing very soon your tricks will catch up with you. Ndi Oshi. This one na on top of recession o. Who are you deceiving?

Shehu AHMED said...

Buhari and his Government represents corruption

target chinedu said...

Those grasses must be Jackk Buer of 24 film series. TThey don't die.
Soon the idiot wil return 1M and the case will die off

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