Senate queries NDLEA for  spending N1.5bn on recruitment

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The Senate has queried the National Drugs Law and Enforcement Agency over its spending of N1.5 billion for the recruitment of 5,000 personnel in 2021, NewsSpecng gathered.

The Senate also asked the agency to appear before it on Thursday with the nominal roll of the said 5000 personnel recruited. 

The N1.5 billion was collected through Service Wide Votes by NDLEA.

At the investigation on expenditure on Service Wide Votes, the Senator Mathew Urhoghide led  Senate  Committee on Public Account, queried  the agency for using such an amount on the recruitment of 5000 personnel.

In his defense, the Director of Finance and Account, Abdullaahi Shitu, who represented the Chairman of the NDLEA claimed that part of the money was used to renovate the building at the training camp of the agency.

The lawmakers, however, rejected the explanation saying the Authority to incur Expenditure submitted by the agency showed it was for recruitment not for the building in the training camp.

The Committee, therefore, ordered the NDLEA to bring the nominal roll of the 5000 personnel of the agency for betting by Thursday (tomorrow).


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