Fresh Corruption Scandal Hits Presidency

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Sahara Reporters

Even as it labours to swat aside allegations of corruption arising from the award of $25 billion contracts by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), a fresh corruption scandal has erupted in the Presidency. 

This time, it is swirling around the State House Medical Centre, on which the whistle was blown by Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking last week at the opening of a two-day stakeholders meeting on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition held at the Presidential Villa, the first lady lamented the wretched situation at the State House Medical Centre, saying the facility lacks the most basic of things, including syringes, required in a hospital despite huge budgetary allocations.

Documents obtained by SaharaReporters showed that the budget approved for the clinic in 2016 was N3.9 billion. 

However, the total amount spent on the purchase of drugs and other consumables was N25,983,620.00.

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