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Breakdown shows how Pondei, others looted NDDC during lockdown

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A breakdown of how funds were looted by members of the Interim Management Committee IMC of the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC has been made public by the Nigerian senate Ad-hoc committee which probed the multi-billion Naira scandal in the commission.

According to the report, the disbursements, paid into individual accounts, were made in March during the nationwide lockdown.

“Payment to all the 1,401 staff who received the allowance was made on 16 March, 2020,” the report said.

“The three members of the Interim Management Committee received the highest amount of N14.2m each. Two other people, namely Evan Caroline Nagbo and Ms Cecilia Akintomide took N12,387,500 each, while Peter Uwa Edieya was paid N10,340,000,” it read.

Acting MD, Kemebradikumo Pondei, and two executive directors got N14.2m each.

Four other members of staff got about N8m each, while 140 got an average of N7m each.

Furthermore, 75 members of staff received N6m each, while 153 were paid N5.5m.

Another 4 members of staff got between N4.1m and N4.8m, while 7 others received about N3m each.

Additionally, 804 members of staff got between N2.4m and N2.9m each.

Fifteen of them got N7m, while one collected N5.2m.

The remaining collected between N375,000 and N550,000 each.

However, the management paid N114.9m as supplementary medical allowance to 26 staff members.

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