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Jonathan Approved N80bn Special Funds for Dasuki


Former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, who is already on trial for alleged misappropriation of $2.2 billion dollars arm procurement deal, reportedly received over N80 billion to execute projects not related to his office.

According to some documents seen by Daily Trust revealed that former President Goodluck Jonathan approved the sum of N80.83 billion to the office of the NSA between May 20, 2013 and March 2015.

The documents revealed that payments were made in five batches from two special fund accounts namely – the Stabilisation and Residual Account and Development of Natural Resource Account. Some of the funds were spent on projects such as dam construction, protection and surveillance.

However, investigations show that the contracts didn’t follow due process even before the release of the fund. In the same vein, a visit to some dams in Abuja and some north eastern parts of Nigeria by some auditors have no proof of NSA staff or duty post at the dams even during the peak of the crises. The auditors also did not witness any helicopter landing platform at the dams.

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Ayandola Ayanleke
Ayandola Ayanleke is a reporter for Premium Herald. She focuses on political and entertainment news. Ayandola studied History and Strategic Studies in the University of Lagos. She has been a contributor with Premium Herald for over 2 years now.

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