The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday, 26 August 2020, approved N722.3 million for eight field forensic auditors who are expected to audit the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Due to the fact that the National Assembly is on break and the 2020 budget for the NDDC has not been passed, the funds for this Audit will come directly from the Presidency.
Reports have it that the field auditors are also expected to look into the 12,000 abandoned projects in the Niger Delta.
This was disclosed just after the 13th virtual FEC meeting that President Muhammadu Buhari presided over which held on Wednesday 26 August, 2020 by the Minister of Niger Delta, Mr Godswill Akpabio.
The NDDC has been a subject of controversy lately over various allegations of corruption in the award of contracts and non-payment of Nigerian scholars under the payroll of the Commission.
However this had caused the National Assembly to invite Akpabio and NDDC boss Pondei to probe the activities of the agency.