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NEMA: Governor fingered in plot against Osinbajo (Nation)

NEMA: Governor fingered in plot against Osinbajo (Nation)

A state governor has been identified for involvement in an alleged plot to rubbish Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the operation of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Osinbajo heads the board of NEMA which has distributed relief materials to more than 16 states in the last one year.

Also uncovered by the Presidency, is an alleged plot by some people to instigate   Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to stage a phony protest to the National Assembly against the NEMA board.

The House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness is currently investigating the activities of NEMA since 2017.

The committee is probing  the disbursement of the following by the agency : N5.9 billion food intervention in the  North East; N3.1 billion food intervention in the  North East; N1.6 billion for Libya returnees; N1.5 billion for flood intervention in 16 states; alleged N400million demurrage incurred on 6,779 metric tons of rice donated by China ; N800 million demurrage on donated rice by China and unaccounted N10 billion released from Ecological funds. Read more

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