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During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by Islie: 5:10pm On Jul 25
During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips That Were Not Attended–Report

The report also added that N171m was paid in cash to 300 drivers to attend a driver training course, scheduled to take place when the nation was on lockdown.

The embattled Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission paid N570m to some staff members to undergo training programmes when Nigeria was on total lockdown following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The disclosure is contained in the report of the Senate ad hoc committee set up to unravel the alleged financial recklessness perpetrated by the IMC between October 1999 and May 2020.

Godswill Akpabio and acting NDDC MD, Kemebradikumo Pondei

A copy of the panel’s report obtained by Saturday PUNCH on Friday showed that N143m was paid to individual members of staff on April 1, 2020, to attend a participatory budget conference.

Incidentally, according to the report, “this period happens to be during the COVID-19 lockdown. It is obvious that the conference was not attended as the country was on absolute lockdown.”

The panel, therefore, recommended that the entire sum be refunded by the staff members concerned.

“This payment was made to five members of staff averaging almost N28m per person,” it stated.

The report also added that N171m was paid in cash to 300 drivers on February 3, 2020, to attend a driver training course, scheduled to take place when the nation was on lockdown.

The panel noted that the culture of cash payments to individual staff seems to be a standard practice at the NDDC.

“This custom is not only unethical; it lacks transparency and accountability. NDDC must do away with this practice as a way of improving its duty of stewardship,” the report stated.

It also added that the IMC paid N150m on April 3, 2020, to some NDDC union executives for an International Labour Organisation conference in Turin, Italy.

“Incidentally, this period also happens to be during the COVID-19 lockdown. It is evident that the beneficiaries of these payments could not travel out of the country as a result of the COVID-19 travel restriction.

“Hence, this sum must be refunded by the union members concerned,” the report added.

The report also revealed the names of “delegates” who attended the graduation ceremony of NDDC scholars in the United Kingdom in June 2020.

It also stated that the total cost of the trip was N85.6m, paid to 14 staff members to travel to the United Kingdom.

The report stated, “The composition of the travellers includes the MD/CEO, Prof (Daniel) Pondei; the Executive Director, Projects, Dr Cairo Ojougboh; and another Director, Mr Luke lbanga.

“These payments demonstrate a form of internal control failure in the NDDC, especially with the management’s choice to subject such transactions as cash payments to individual staff members.”

https://saharareporters.com/2020/07/25/during-lockdown-nddc-paid-staff-n655m-training-foreign-trips-were-not-attended%E2%80%93report

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by Charleys: 5:16pm On Jul 25
first it was NCDC

and now NDDC.

Scams everywhere.

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by RuudVanNisteroy: 5:16pm On Jul 25
Charleys:
NCDC

and now NDDC.

Scams everywhere.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg7lfHL_l1w

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by Kingsasian(m): 5:18pm On Jul 25
I need some group of persons to join me make a nuclear weapon to be used against these wicked polithiefcians. Each time I read news about this NDDC matter I feel like killing every politician in Abuja.

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by stevnwigw1: 5:22pm On Jul 25
Nigeria is a joke, yet the same government cannot permanent Npower beneficiaries or give them 600k to establish ,because they are poor men children.

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by FirstSon01: 5:23pm On Jul 25
Mr. OP it's okay it's okay grin

Modified:
I know this isn't related but Nairaland mods have been biased today over this Edo state news. APC thugs went and started causing trouble in Benin today but the false news was pushed to FP. I'm in Benin and seen things for myself and can categorically tell you that Oshiomole and Kabaka boys were the ones shooting today. The destroyed APC cars were done by them as cover up and contrary to the earlier news Obaseki, Wike and others got to the Oba's Palace unharmed and flagged up their campaigns today but the mods refused to push it to FP. Check politics section they're all there. Let's #RebuildNairaland

Remodified :
They quickly created a counter thread filled it with APC miscreants and pushed it to FP. Nairaland is biased politically and tribally

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by RuudVanNisteroy: 5:34pm On Jul 25
FirstSon01:
Mr. OP it's okay it's okay grin

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by frankyychiji(f): 5:37pm On Jul 25
Akpabio is doing what he knows best.

Zombies will soon arrive to scream forensic audit. Forensic audit ordered by the chief crook himself.

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by RuudVanNisteroy: 5:51pm On Jul 25
frankyychiji:
Akpabio is doing what he knows best.

Zombies will soon arrive to scream forensic audit. Forensic audit ordered by the chief crook himself.
grin

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by SmartProf(m): 5:53pm On Jul 25
This NDDC seems to have more money than PSG and ManCity combined.

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by zombieTRACKER: 5:56pm On Jul 25
This is how APc is fighting corruption..


Useless party ever.. Useless people

Spits

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by Racoon(m): 6:00pm On Jul 25
Corruption is still thriving when they are fighting corruption.

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by sapientia(m): 6:42pm On Jul 25
All these are happening under papa anti-corruption

Hehehehehehehe

Boasting of knowing that Buhari will be a terrible corrupted failure aint even dope.

Who won't know

Unless you have a single digit IQ

Buhari has failed in the only thing he was voted for

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by ForeThinker: 7:23pm On Jul 25
Nawao

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by Uyi168(m): 7:24pm On Jul 25
.. All Nigerian politicians are thieves..
But the ones from the south south are heartless and steal with reckless abandon..

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by jesus247alive: 7:24pm On Jul 25
They have forgotten about NCDC officials collecting 500k

Every day.

CORRUPTION DOESN'T LIVE ABROAD

CORRUPTION LIVES IN NIGERIA

THANK YOU.

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by leke12(m): 7:24pm On Jul 25
ok
Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by PrecisionFx(m): 7:24pm On Jul 25
Islie:
During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips That Were Not Attended–Report



https://saharareporters.com/2020/07/25/during-lockdown-nddc-paid-staff-n655m-training-foreign-trips-were-not-attended%E2%80%93report


We dont want to hear this nonsense anymore.

Focus on magu the singular thief that stole billions of dollars

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by Lumig: 7:25pm On Jul 25
grin NigerDeltans manipulating the system against their own regional development, and in turn blame the Nigerian government. Continue ó, your eyes will soon clear

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by Openbusiness4: 7:25pm On Jul 25
shocked Ok, ok, we get it, NDDC is monumentally corrupt. No arguments on that. It is corrupt to the core. And they must be held accountable....Accepted! But when are we going to focus on the unbelievable corruption at NNPC, or are we going to continue pretending that the NNPC doesn't need probe and accountability?

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by Galactico4ever(m): 7:25pm On Jul 25
Buhari na wa 4 you oh.After embezzling all these funds,you still went ahead to borrow.9ja Which way?

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:25pm On Jul 25
Darn it.
Niger Delta people,
Hope you guys are seeing where the money meant to better your lives is going?
When will you start holding your leaders accountable for all these blatant atrocities?
They loot your life and the lives of your unborn children and their unborn children blindly,
but some of you will be online 24/7 shouting Buhari Buhari, same Buhari that approved these monies for them to better your life.
Same Buhari doing all he can to clean Ogoniland that the evil party neglected for over a decade.
THINK YOUTHS, THINK!!
HOLD your leaders in Niger Delta by the balls....and bo0bs!

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by Brodello: 7:26pm On Jul 25
Okay
Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by RichDad1(m): 7:26pm On Jul 25
Yet the North is their problem. Mtsheew

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by Joefat: 7:26pm On Jul 25
Imagine if this kind of thing continue till bubu finish his tenure? By 2024 China will just be coming here to pick us one after another.

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by jmoore(m): 7:26pm On Jul 25
Fantastically corrupt that stinks, mismanagement,
terrorism are perfectly captured in the song by ASA.


'For there is fire on the mountain
And there is nobody seems to be on the run
Oh, there is fire on the mountain top
And no one is a runnin',


We have turned the corruption in Nigeria into
comedy. Politicians reveal in public how they are
looting the treasury. Guess what? Nobody is
running. More dangerous than fire, but we are joking
with it.
We folds our hands as spectators. It will affect us
all in the long run. By then, we wished we handled these thieves in the corridors of power as criminals.



"And we will run, run
Wishing we had put out the fire, oh!!!
And we will run, run
Wishing we had put out the fire, oh!!!'

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by Freshfish4: 7:26pm On Jul 25
Abacha is a learner compared to the thieves in this administration. Nigerians are suffering and smiling, dying every minute while some wicked demons in power are cashing out recklessly on a regular. Nemesis will catch up on all of you like it did to abacha, for recking this country. Mr Integrity my foot!

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by culcat(m): 7:27pm On Jul 25
Haa! There was a country
Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by Coldfeets: 7:27pm On Jul 25
They should forgive them na.

After all, the FG was paying us civil servants even though we don't go to work again since lockdown started...
Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by SmartPolician: 7:27pm On Jul 25
Kingsasian:
I need some group of persons to join me make a nuclear weapon to be used against these wicked polithiefcians. Each time I read news about this NDDC matter I feel like killing every politician in Abuja.

What else does a cowardice Nigerian know how to do apart from online rant?

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Re: During Lockdown, NDDC Paid Staff N655m For Training, Foreign Trips Not Attended by gurunlocker: 7:28pm On Jul 25
The corruption in this Agency is alarmy and deadly!

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