Opposite to huge speculation by an on-line publication that the Nigerian Communications Fee gave N300 million to the Nigeria Info Technologies Development Agency, the Fee has mentioned unequivocally that the facts was mere falsehood.
This was in accordance to a assertion by the NCC Management, signed by the Director, General public Affairs, Dr. Henry Nkemadu.
The assertion explained in purchase to set the documents straight, no company of the Federal Government gives subvention to an additional.
It said by the extant guidelines of the government, each company helps make its funds and receives approval for appropriation from the National Assembly and these budgets are invested in accordance to appropriation.
The assertion said: “Our funds does not contain any allocation for subvention allow aloneF granting identical to a sister company.
“We are unable to build a provision in our price range for a different company to carry out. Subventions to all companies are carried out by the Federal Governing administration with assets domiciled in the Consolidated Revenue Fund. Even salaries to Ministries, Departments and Companies appear from there.”
According to Nkemadu, NITDA as an agency of authorities also draws its price range and spends very same to execute its own programmes as it deems in good shape.
He stated considering that the introduction of the new administration, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has constantly inspired a functioning romantic relationship and close synergy among all the parastatals beneath the purview of the Ministry and not cross-funding of any of the parastatals.
Pantami has also facilitated assistance at the greatest degrees of govt to programmes and things to do of the Fee, specially in facilitating conferences with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum on issues of Ideal of Way for increasing the telecommunications infrastructure and declaring telecommunications infrastructure as Critical Countrywide Infrastructure.
Nkemadu, for that reason, stated: “e did not acquire any directive from the Honourable Minister of Communications and Electronic Economic system, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, on funding any activity of NITDA and no approval was specified in that regard.
“Whoever thinks so only threw caution to the wind by rolling up speculative information that we know almost nothing about enable on your own applying.
“We have not performed any partnership with NITDA to warrant any subvention for potential making let by itself applying a single. So, the element of producing a funds for subvention is not accurate.”