OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives committee on Diaspora has queried the executive secretary of National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non Formal Education, Prof Abba Halidu, for spending only N8 million out of N220 million approved for 2019 capital projects.
At a budget defence session on Monday in the national assembly queried the commission for not capturing Nigerians in diaspora as approved in the 2019 budget.
The committee expressed worries that despite its inability to spend fund in 2019, the commission is requesting for over N1.1 billion for its 2020 capital project.
According to Mrs Shadipe, “you have spent ₦8 million out of ₦220 million. If you had spent maybe ₦120 million and there is some left, I can relate to that.
“When you look at the percentage of the amount utilised, relative to the release, there is a disconnect, a major issue about process flow. There are processes that should have happened.
“There are issues that have to be looked at with regards your processes most especially when you said that there were priority projects and that’s why the diaspora project was not featured in 2019 because of those burning issues.
“For better efficiency going forward, something needs to be put in place.”