The Senate has revealed how the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) distributed the sum of N1billion among workers.

The department also released N475 million, to the Nigeria Police Daily Trust reports.

The amount shared was given as a COVID-19 relief package and used for the purchase of some measures to curb the pandemic virus

On Thursday, the Senate started a proved into accusation of embezzlement of #40 billion by NDDC Interim Management Committee (IMC).

Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, who is the Chairman, Senate Ad hoc Committee on Investigation of the alleged Financial Recklessness, disclosed the analysis of how the fund was released.

The Chairman said N10 million was disbursed to one staff, N7 million each to two staff and N5 million each to three staff.

N3 million each was released to 148 staff, N1.5 million each to 175 staff, N1 million each to 495 staff.

N600,000 each was disbursed to 464 staff and N475 million to the Nigeria Police to buy face masks and hand sanitizers.

NDDC Acting Managing Director, Kemebradikumo Pondei, while reacting said that the fund was for COVID-19 palliative.

Kemebradikumo Pondei said they had to “take care of the staff, who are also the representatives of the people from the nine states of the Niger Delta region”.

NDDC Acting Managing Director stated that the fund released to the police personnel to get the items was on request.

“We work very closely with the police. Without them, we can’t work. A request from the Police high command was made to us and the management looked at it and approved.”

Pondei said further that the Police have not “given us the record of how the money was spent."

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