Cloudy Weather Report Ramallah, Palestine +4°C, Cloudy
Home | News |

North East: AGF, Dangote clear air on N5.8bn relief materials




‘Femi Asu

No cash was given to the National Emergency Management Agency for the supply of relief food materials to the victims of insurgency in the North-East in 2017, the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has said.

This was contained in a statement issued by Idris after the Wednesday’s House of Representatives’ investigation into the activities of NEMA on Wednesday.

The Central Bank of Nigeria confirmed the disbursement of the fund in accordance with a mandate from the office of the AGF.

In his submission, Idris said the need to release the fund for the supply was as a result of the scaling down of funding by international agencies operating in the region which could jeopardise the lives of the victims.

 Represented by the Director, Funds, OAGF, Mohammed Usman, the AGF said, “N5.8bn was released to five companies and N829m to NEMA for logistics. The objective of the release of the fund was the scaling down of international donor food funding in the region by 85 per cent.

 “However, no money was given to NEMA other than the money for logistics but it was charged to the Consolidated Revenue Fund.”

 When the Isa Ali led-Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Committee insisted on the reasons for the release of the money, he said, “I would have come with the records concerning the reasons for the release of the fund if the committee had included it in what we were asked to provide.”

 He pleaded for time to come up the requested information.

The committee however gave the AGF 72 hours to supply the requested information.

Copyright PUNCH.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

Contact: [email protected]

(Visited 24 times, 24 visits today)

Tags

No tags for this article
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of nigerianewsgrio.com. nigerianewsgrio.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.
Loading...




Related Articles

Nurse flogged by doctor in a hospital in Lekki, Lagos state

A doctor practicing in a hospital in Lekki, Lagos state,is been accused of assaulting a nurse working in the same hospital. Dr Emmanuel Okolo, 35, who

We Are Not Leaving APC – nPDP

Contrary to rumours making the rounds, aggrieved members of the APC in nPDP fold, led by Alhaji Kawu Baraje, say they would attend and participate

Rohr Returns Mikel To Defensive Midfield Role

Following his not too impres­sive contribution as a sup­port striker during the de­feat to Croatia in their first game of the ongoing 2018 FIFA World

Most Watched Videos

View all posts

We Must Marry - (Video)

This video is pretty hilarious. Watch and laugh, then leave a review below.

[Music] Basseline Ft. Uriel Oputa – Buy Luv (Prod. KayzBeat)

by Mcadioh 1 hour ago0 Yes my people this is a big one, your boy Basseline collaborates with our ex big brother house mate Uriel Oputa

[Music] Maire – Kau Kau

by OG DEJI 1 hour ago0 Maire returns with one of her best projects to date. She drops a new single titled ‘Kau Kau’. Produced by

Best Response Ever to the Age-old Question - "What Will You Do If Your Partner Denies Paternity?"

Best Response Ever to the Age-old Question - "What Will You Do If Your Partner Denies Paternity?" Watch and share ...after you laugh!

Nigeria vs Zambia 1-0 - (Video)

Watch the football match between Nigeria vs Zambia 1-0, shows  Extended Highlights from the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers on 7 October 2017




Most Read News

View all posts

Trump’s many trade wars: a roundup

A full-blown US-China trade war looms after President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, prompting Beijing to denounce his

Fuel Importation : Nigeria risks losing $561.2m in 2018 – NPA

By Emman OvuakporieABUJA—NIGERIA  may lose $561.2 million and N334.2 million revenue to indiscriminate approval of 50% rebate by Federal Government on importation of premium motor spirit,

After scoring an emphatic hat-trick against Spain, Ronaldo resumes training ahead of Group B match with Morocco

- Ronaldo resumes training after netting an emphatic hat-trick against Spain- Portugal's next Group B match will be against North African side, Morocco- The Selecao

Policeman chases tricycle rider to death over N100 bribe

Afeez Hanafi A police sergeant attached to the Bridge Head Police Division, Onitsha, Anambra State, has allegedly chased a 22-year-old tricycle rider, Samuel Agu, to the

The nine wire pullers in Okowa government

•Ibori, Oyovbaire, Obi of Owa, Akpeki, Oshiegbu, Uredi, Enobaifo, Okwuofu, Ogbechie By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South SINCE  he took over from Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, as governor

cron