The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a total sum of N745.2 million to engage additional Field Forensic Auditors to carry out the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Senator Godswil Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, disclosed this on Wednesday, while briefing the State House correspondents after the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja.
“The memo that was presented by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs was a concluding memo on the procurement of Field Forensic Auditors for the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission and today the council approved additional forensic field auditors at a total sum of about N745.2 million.
“This brings to the total number of field forensic auditors to 16 in addition to the earlier approved Lead Forensic Auditors, Messrs Olumiluwa Bashir and Co. These people are now going to be incharge 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 and also bring out the organogram for restructuring of the NDDC for better performance in future.
“Council also considered and approved the need to attach investigative security agencies, the relevant ones to each of the team to ensure transparency and also to be sure that whatever comes out is acceptable to not just in Nigeria but to the international community,” Akpabio stated.