WAMAC’s investigation Revives Healthcare Facility in Rijau Niger State

For close to 15 years, the majority of people from Rijau LGA of Niger State travel 6hrs to the state capital, Minna for healthcare services, while the pregnant women patronize traditional birth attendants. WAMAC’s partner Investigative journalists exposed contractor who embezzled ₦500 million, and non-release of budget allocation.
Government later budgeted ₦838 million and released funds to rebuild the hospital.
Hospital provides access to 100 pregnant women (excluding other patients) daily, who in turn pay ₦200 for antenatal care.
Communities from 3 other nearby local government areas also access the healthcare facility, increasing number of patients accessing care to about 400 daily.

Wamac Uncovers Alleged Monumental Corruption in Niger State Agric Sector
In Niger State, an indigene of one local government area, who requested not to be identified, reported a missing tractor in his LGA, so, WAMAC’s partner, Prestige FM took it up and conducted an investigation. The team discovered that 72 tractors were missing from 25 local government areas in Niger states. The investigation exposed a contractor who got the N324 million contract to rehabilitate the 72 tractors (N4.5million for each), but the tractors were eventually not returned. This prompted the Niger State House of Assembly ad-hoc committee to investigate the 72 missing tractors belonging to the 25 LGAs.

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