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NSC spends N1.2m on Facebook account

The DG of the Sports Commission has been summoned to defend his expenditures

The Director General of the National Sports Commission, Patrick Ekeji has reportedly been summoned by the House of Representatives over the Commission’s expenditures, including the allocation of N1.2 million for a Facebook account.

In a high profile investigation panel set up by the House of Representatives over allegations of financial misappropriation and abuse of office, Ekeji is expected to explain how the N3.7 billion that was advanced to the Commission for the 10th All Africa Games held in Maputo in 2011 was expended.

He will also defend the spending of N182, 124,179,000 on the rehabilitation the National Stadium in Lagos, and another N117,875,820.95 on the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium (Liberty Stadium) Ibadan.

 

Ekeji is expected to provide a warrant of approval by President Goodluck Jonathan for him to expend the sum of N350,000,000.00 from the yet to be approved 2012 Budget for the London 2012 Olympic Game.

 

The Facebook account of the NSC currently has only about 5000 fans.

Comments

Perhaps if we look closely, Ekeji must have billed the Nigerian govt for a twitter account to the tune of hundreds of millions. Until these idiots are shot without trial, this stupidity will not stop. If they are taken to court, their friends there will set them free. Did you see the Bankole case? That is Nigeria for you.

This is the highest level of madness i have ever seen.... How can a whole Director General behave this stupid? Of all lies 'facebook'... For God sake do they pay to access facebook ni?... Haaa! O ga oh... Please can some1 tell him he is a mad man

It is a big shame how some privileged few continually put Nigeria in the league of corrupt and foolish people on earth. How do Nigerian journalists explain this act to their foreign counterparts without appearing foolish in their eyes. Mr Patrick Ekeji deserve the Chinese treatment of corrupt people. Nigerians are not foolish but Patrick Ekeji is.