FG to Probe Disbursement of N2bn Ecological Fund


The federal government has said it will look into the administration of former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, over alleged unequal disbursement of N2 billion Ecological Fund to states.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja while presiding over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting.

According to online news site, the Cable, the move is sequel to the complaints brought to the NEC by governors over the N2 billion ecological fund purported to have been paid to some states by Jonathan’s administration “under unclear circumstances and criteria.”

Many governors complained to the council that state governments did not have equal access to the Ecological Fund, alleging political preferences.

While some governors complained that their states did not have equal share of the fund, others said theirs did not get anything at all.
The vice president assured the council that the issue would be properly investigated and broadly reviewed, adding that “forthright counsel” would also be made to the President regarding the matter.