CORRUPTION: Reps RenewsCrisis With Obasanjo, Probes N100m Ex-President Alleged PHC Scam
Following allegation and counter allegations, the feud between the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and the House of Representatives, the later has made a drastic move to delve into the probe of an alleged N100 Primary Health Care Centre scheme fraud during the regime of the former President.

According to the Nation Newspaper, the House of Representatives may soon set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the project initiated by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration in 2007 for Primary Healthcare Centres in the 774 local governments.

Crisis had ensued between the lower lawmakers and the ex-President when both accused each other of corruption allegations.

Chairman of the House Committee on Legislative Compliance Olasupo Abiodun gave this hint at a public presentation of the state of primary healthcare centres by the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC).

He said in the dying days of the Obasanjo regime, he initiated an intervention programme, where N100 million was deducted from source from allocations to the 774 local government councils for the establishment of PHCs, purchase of ambulances and other consumables.
He added that nothing has been heard about the project since then.

According to him, the motion will soon be moved on the floor of the House for an ad hoc committee to be set up to investigate the project.

He lamented the lack of synergy among the various tiers of government on who should carry out specific assignments, adding that functions meant for the primary healthcare centres were being undertaken by the tertiary hospitals.

He said as a result of being overburdened by activities meant for other sectors, the tertiary hospitals have not been able to carry out their functions.


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