22 February 2021 By Rekiya Gimba
The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) says it has uncovered acts of fraud perpetrated by Some vendors/ contractors.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Interim Administrator of PAP, Rtd Col. Milland Dixon Dikio.
The statement explains that it was currently investigating these activities to determine how widespread they were and the extent of involvement or connivance of those involved with staff members of the Programme.
It notes that while the investigation was ongoing, the Programme would not stop the payment of those whose contracts and documents had been verified and reconciled as soon as the expected funds were released.
“However, It will be recalled that before the close of the year 2020, the Presidential Amnesty Programme had sequentially paid a minimum of 104 contractors that had hitherto been owed.
“This process will continue until everyone is paid what they are owed, subject to the availability of funds.
“It must be noted that while the continuing process is evidence of the PAP’s commitment to its mandate which covers the delegates, the investigations will continue to ascertain the issues that gave rise to this allegation.
The statement further states that vendors/contractors whose contracts have not been revalidated, or have not received an approval to self-fund or been mobilized for their respective contracts are advised to suspend and maintain the status quo.