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Senate Begins Probe of Mismanagement of N328 bn Niger Delta’s Amnesty Fund

By Henry Umoru & Joseph Erunke
ABUJA- THE Senate has begun probe into how a total of N328 billion that was budgeted for the smooth running of the programme since 2009 was spent, just as it has vowed to thoroughly look at the books and sanction those who may have been found to have embezzled the money.

Declaring open a two- day Public Hearing on the Amnesty Programme organised by the Senator Peter Nwaoboshi led Senate Committee on Niger Delta, Senate President Bukola Saraki who noted that we must be courageous to tell ourselves the truth, warned that the Senate will not hesitate to sanction anyone found to have been responsible for the disappearance of money meant for the Amnesty Programme in the past.

Senate President Saraki who recalled that it was exactly six years ago that the programme took off, however described the timing of the public hearing as a perfect time, adding that answers must be provided for a number of questions which include why the programme had not achieved target goals and why corruption inherent in the programme should be exposed through the hearing.


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