The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved N745 million for the hiring of additional forensic field auditors for the audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Senator Godswill Akpabio disclosed that the council approved the hiring of auditors to ensure that whatever comes out of the forensic audit is acceptable not just in Nigeria but to the international community. Godswill Akpabio is the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.
“The memo that was presented by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs was a concluding memo. This is on the procurement of Field Forensic Auditors for the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission. Today the council approved additional forensic field auditors at a total sum of about N745.2 million.
“This brings the total number of field forensic auditors to 16. This is in addition to the earlier approved Lead Forensic Auditors, Messrs Olumiluwa Bashir and Co.
“These people are now going to be in charge of the nine states of the Niger Delta which has been divided into 16 lots. As I stated earlier, lots one is Ernst and Young for the headquarters.
“They will be undertaking the 19 years of audit. It will also bring out the organigram for the restructuring of the NDDC for better performance in future.’’
The minister added that the council equally approved the need to attach investigative security agencies. This is to each of the team to ensure transparency in the exercise.