Massive Fraud Rocks Amnesty Office As Heads Of Units Get Illegal Monthly N15 M, N10m Welfare Allowances
The stakeholders have called on the anti-graft agencies and indeed the supervisory office, the National Security Adviser to look into how the N5.4 billion monthly allocation to the office is being spent.
The sources claim that certain members of staff in the office of the Interim Administrator of the Amnesty Office are being paid huge amounts for welfare.
The sources said some senior officers receive N15, and N10 million, per month, respectively.
It was further stated that the heads of protocol, Audit, and the aides of Ndiomu receive the same N10 million for welfare in the Federal Government Agency.
It was gathered that the Directors of Administration and Audit who were posted from the office of the Head of Service were dropped for retired civil servants because they raised concerns over the curious financial deployments in the office.
It was gathered that the current DFA and the Head of Audit are both retired civil servants who have nothing to worry about in their careers in the civil service.
It was learnt that a new Director of administration was deployed from the Head of Service but leadership of the Amnesty office prevented him from resuming effectively.
All the functions of the Administration Department were removed from the former Admin office and a new department known as Head of Human Resources has been created for the former Head of Admin, Mrs Khalinat Balogun, a staff of NTA who is not from the mainstream civil service.
The current DFA, Alhaji Ado Dikko, is a retired civil servant with contacts at the Account General Office.
The sources also urged the Federal Government to investigate the cooperative system of the Amnesty office.
The office removes N500 million every month for a suspicious cooperative system.
Workers of the office who have expressed concern over the running of the office have been sent back to the ministries and replaced with newly employed ones.
Shortly before the end of the Buhari administration, the then National Security Adviser, Gen Monguno made moves to shut down the Programme which was resisted by the leaders and people of the Niger Delta.
When Barry Ndiomu was appointed, he said he was at the PAP with a mandate to wind down the programme.
The situation and tension in the region made it impossible for him to abruptly bring the programme to an end.
There are serious concerns that the Amnesty Office has lost its importance under Ndiomu having been relieved of its key roles in the region.
The Interim Administrator has since stopped the fresh deployment of students for the scholarship programme which endeared the government to many in the region.
Ndiomu also put an end to the training or empowerment programmes of delegates in the region.