Tribune Report: National Sports Commission Facebook account cost N1.2 million

by Hauwa Gambo

Reports indicate that the Director General of the National Sports Commission,  Patrick Ekeji has been summoned by the House of Representatives over his commission’s expenditures, including N3.7billion for the 10th All Africa Games and N1.2 million for a Facebook account.

According to the report:

“He will also give appraisal of how various expenditure was handled by the Commission from 2009-2011.

“When Chief Ekeji came to the Assembly last week, he was asked to make available relevant documents relating to the expenditure to the last All Africa Games in Maputo.

“He (Chief Ekeji) is expected to defend how he transferred monies to 19 sports federation;  N1,200,000.00 (One million, two hundred thousand naira) used in opening Facebook account for the National Sport Commission; N182, 124, 179,000.00 used in rehabilitating the National Stadium in Lagos, and another N117,875,820.95 used in rehabilitating the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium (Liberty Stadium) Ibadan. Ekeji will also provide warrant of approval by President Goodluck Jonathan for him to expend the sum of N350,000,000.00 from the yet to be approved 2012 Budget for the London 2012 Olympic Game.”

The Facebook account presently has 5, 441 fans. YNaija has just called Mr. Ekeji and sent him text messages, but we have no official response. We will continue to follow up.

For now, see for yourself – the Facebook account and let’s know if you think it’s worth the bill!

*Hat-tip to Techloy.com, where our editors first sighted this report!

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