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Senate kicks over N4bn police barracks vote in NDLEA budget

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The Senate on Tuesday, rejected the report of its Committee on Drugs and Narcotics after it uncovered N4.5bn earmarked for the construction of Police barracks in the 2022 budget of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotic, Senator Hezekiah Dimka, stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Appropriation.

Dimka said, “Our Committee uncovered the anomaly in the course of scrutinising the budget document presented to us by the Ministry of Finance and quickly raised the alarm.

“N4.5bn was earmarked for the construction of Police barracks in the 2022 budget of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. We have reported the anomaly to the Appropriation Committee.”

The Senate Committee on Appropriation chaired by Senator Barau Jubrin turned down the report and asked the panel to go away and correct the anomaly.

The N4.5bn police barracks project uncovered in the NDLEA budget happened a day after the Senate Committee on the Environment chaired by Senator Ike Ekweremadu, uncovered a N16bn proposed in the 2022 Appropriation Bill.

The money was meant for the repayment of loan for the execution of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project.

Ekweremadu had said the loan was still covered by a 10-year moratorium expiring in 2023.

He had also said the loan ought to be serviced by various state governments, which utilised them, and not the Federal Government.

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