Friday, 29 April 2016


Members of the dissolved board of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) have written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), denying knowledge of the reported N3.4bn scam in the commission.

The letter followed media reports that the EFCC had summoned members of the board for questioning over their roles in the issues surrounding the sale/lease of the Spectrum to telecoms giant MTN for $171million (about N34,114,500.00) and how 10 per cent broker fees amounting to  N3.4 billion was paid to a technology advisor even before presidential approval.

The letter was signed by the Principal Solicitor of O. J. Onoja (SAN) & Associates, Chief Ogwu Onoja (SAN), on behalf of former members of the board.

Members of the board include Professor Herbert Orji (chairman), Mohammed Kabir Umar, Mike Iheanetu, Yakubu Busa Buji, Ebenezer Ayorinde, Isa Badamasi Dahiru, Prince Dennis Sam, Jude Nnodum, Emeka Mba (ex- DG) and Peter Dama( representative of the Ministry of Information.).

“There is and was no scam in the sum of N3.4 billion or in any amount that our clients are aware of,” the letter read.

The board members noted that their review and approval of the proposal by technology advisors resulted in raising the N34 billion, now being utilized by the federal government for the Digital Switch Over (DSO) project.

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