Corruption In Nigeria: National Sports Commission Allocate 1.2 Million Naira For Facebook Account!

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.