Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has received the final report of a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from the country’s Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godswill Akpabio.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami received the documents conveyed in sacks on behalf of the President.
Mr Akpabio while handing over the report disclosed that the forensic audit covered a total of 13,777 contracts awarded from 2001 to 2019 at a final contract value of N3.274 trillion, some $7.944 billion.
President Buhari in 2019 had ordered a forensic audit of the NDDC’s operations from 2001 to 2019 following persistent criticism of the operations of the commission.
The federal executive council (FEC) also approved N722.3 million for eight auditors besides the N318 million earlier approved for some lead auditors who mobilised to the region in March.