The Senate has called Enyia Akwagaga, acting Managing Director of
the Niger Delta Development Commission, to show up before it on
Tuesday over the honor of N65 billion agreements.
Matthew Urhoghide, Chairman Senate Committee on Public Accounts,
brought Akwagaga over his nonattendance at the becoming aware of the board on
The agreements were granted among 2017 and this year for clearing
water hyacinth and desilting streams in the area.
Urhoghide said the Committee knew that N2.5 billion was assigned
for the agreement, and that N65 billion has supposedly been spent so
He said that if the data was demonstrated, it would imply that the
financial limit for the agreement was surpassed.
Urhoghide stated: "We need to determine if due procedures were pursued
in the honor of these agreements, especially the data that we
have available to us that they surpassed spending limits.
"What we can be sure of is that N2.5 billion was planned for the desilting and
clearing of water hyacinths. We heard that the Commission has spent
over N 65billion. This panel is accused of the obligation of
guaranteeing that there are straightforwardness, responsibility, and economy,
that is, there is an incentive for cash.
"When we can find out that the Commission has done it well, of
course, they won't have any issue. If not, we will
prescribe suitable approvals."
The Committee additionally commanded the NDDC supervisor to advance all significant
data about the agreements to it at the very latest next Monday.
The necessary data incorporates the task title, contractual workers'
names and addresses, contract area, contract aggregate, date of grant,
the sum paid to date and the genuine date of fulfillment.
The panel likewise requested the first duplicate of all the paper
commercials for the agreement, specialized offers for the activity by each of
the bidders, budgetary offers put together by every one of the bidders,
finding of assessments, and proof of settlements.
NDDC Director of Special Duties, Nosakhare Agbongiasede, said Akwagaga
couldn't respect the greeting since she was incapacitated.
"She is upset for her powerlessness to come," Agbongiasede said.