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Reps query presidential aide for poor budget implementation

15 November 2012, 07:20

Abuja - The House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta in Abuja on Wednesday queried the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Mr Kingsley Kuku, for poor budget implementation.

The query was in respect of the 2012 budget for the Presidential Amnesty Programme.    

The Chairman of the committee, Rep. Warman Ogoriman (PDP- Bayelsa), said from the explanation of the Amnesty Office, the committee was not convinced about the implementation of the budget.  

"In view of the observations made by members, it is clear that the Amnesty Office cannot convince this committee on how the appropriated funds were uutilised.  

"I will therefore close this session and ask the special adviser to go and come back next Tuesday with concrete facts," the chairman said.   

Earlier, Kuku said that N63 billion appropriated in the budget had not been released to the office by the Budget Office.   

He said 26 328 ex-militants had been fully disarmed and demobilised, while 2 875 were undergoing entrepreneurial training.  

He also said that 5 209 of the militants had been gainfully employed, while 8 084 ex-agitators had been successfully placed in rehabilitation centres.

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