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‘Top Officials In Buhari Government Involved In N-Power Fraud’

The trending issue around the introduction of ghost workers into the N-Power programme is getting messy as more revelations emerge on the development.

Recall that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday arrested popular Nigerian singer, D’banj over links with the alleged fraud.

The singer was, thereafter, detained by operatives of ICPC after questioning and interrogation on the allegations levelled against him.

D’banj was accused of working with some government officials to fraudulently divert hundreds of millions of naira earmarked by the Nigerian government for the N-Power project.

A source that spoke with Saharareporters on the trending issue claimed that top government officials introduced over 70,000 ghost workers into the N-Power programme.

The source at the humanitarian ministry on Wednesday night said top government officials have been using cronies to siphon funds under the social intervention programmes under President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.

According to the source, the ghost list in the N-Power programme has cost Nigeria the sum of N2.1 billion.

The source added, “70,000 names were infused into N-Power by officials of the Buhari regime in the last four years.

“The fake list costs Nigeria N2.1 billion per year while original N-Power candidates are left unpaid.”

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