- Office of the senior special assistant to the president on SDGs has lifted the lids on alleged missing N23 billion
- The office, headed by Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, was said to have engaged in financial impropriety
- But the agency dusted off the social media reports and submitted that no 23 billion was missing from SDGs office as being rumoured
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With accusation mounting over alleged missing N23 billion from the pocket of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) office, the presidency has finally broken its silence and lifted the lids over the missing funds.
Legit.ng recalls that reports have been flying around over the missing N23 billion which was reportedly traced to the personal account of a former worker of the agency.
Speaking on the matter, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), dusted off the " mischievous" reports, saying they are lies flying in the face of facts.
According to her, no N23 billion was missing as being mischievously speculated. She added that funds released to the SDGs office are judiciously used.
Orelope-Adefulire's position came on the heels of misappropriation of the agency's funds which Janet McDickson, head of communication at OSSAP-SDGs, earlier debunked in a statement.
"OSSAP-SDGs wishes to categorically state that there is no N23 billion missing in the Office. Indeed, appropriated and released funds to the office were judiciously utilised in the discharge of its mandate," MCDickson said.
The communication head also emphasised that the allegations of financial impropriety and budget padding levelled against the agency and Orelope-Adefulire are the imagination of those who wanted to subject the agency to disrepute.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) faces the most turbulent period of its existence, more revelations about corruption perpetrated through the commission are beginning to manifest.
Recently, Peter Nwaoboshi, the chairman of the Senate committee on Niger Delta, raised an accusing finger against the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.
Nwaoboshi said Akpabio failed to execute the contracts he got from the commission worth N500 million.
The fresh accusation came amid a series of ongoing altercations between the Senate and NDDC, following President Muhammadu Buhari's order mandating the forensic audit of the commission.
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