Facebook for Billionaires: Sports DG, Patrick Ekeji “spends” ₦1.2 million on Facebook account


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By Chi Ibe

The National Sports Commission’s Facebook page is apparently worth ₦1.2 million, this is according to a new revelation exposing more misappropriation of funds from Nigerian government officials.

The Director General of NSC, Chief Patrick Ekeji was summoned by the House of Representatives over the Commission’s expenditures’ and abuse of office.

Ekeji , now under investigation is required to explain how the ₦3.7 billion that was advanced to the Commission for the 10th All Africa Games held in Maputo in 2011 was spent.

 According to the Nigerian Tribune, ₦1.2 million was used to open a Facebook account for the National Sport Commission; ₦182, 124, 179,000.00 used in rehabilitating the National Stadium in Lagos, and another ₦117,875,820.95 used in rehabilitating the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium (Liberty Stadium) Ibadan.

Ekeji will also need to provide proof that he received authorization from President Goodluck Jonathan to spend the sum of ₦350,000,000.00 from the yet to be approved 2012 Budget for the London 2012 Olympic Game.”

The said Facebook account of the National Sports Commission currently has about 5, 444 fans.


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