Monday, July 25, 2011

‘Paucity of funds hinders our programmes’

The Nation
23 July 2011

Elder Godsday Orubebe  is the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs. In this interview with journalists, he identifies paucity of funds as the major challenge facing his ministry.  Dele Anofi was there. Excerpts:

For over a year, the level of work done by the ministry is not encouraging

A lot of the contractors are not working today because the funds are not there for the projects to go on. If you look at 2011 budget, there are contractors we owe over N7 to N8b. But the budget has a provision of N1.5b, so how do they work. People who don’t understand these things will say the Ministry of Niger Delta is not doing anything.

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