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Segun Awolowo How late Awolowo's grandson runs Nigerian Export Promotion Council

It was also gathered that a proper documentation on how the agency's fund is spent and how it is been run has been sent to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Mike Enelamah.

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Fresh facts have emerged following reports that Segun Awolowo, the Executive Director/CEO, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC)has wrecked the government agency.

Contrary to the report that the grandson of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo has been a bad manager of funds and people, he has indeed followed due protocol in administering his duties as well as improving on the agency's strides.

It was also gathered that a proper documentation on how the agency's fund is spent and how it is been run has been sent to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Mike Enelamah.

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Replying the allegations of corruption, mismanagement, tribalism as well as flagrant indifference to public service regulations and due process clearly stated that the allocation of fund in the Council is not as alleged lopsided. 

Sources disclosed that in order to carry out key functions of the Council, a formula was agreed by Management.  This formula coupled with the incessant travel of Management has made this statutory allocation sacrosanct. The Special Intervention Fund as alleged was not exclusively for the ED/CEO, rather it is meant as intervention funds to the various Departments and Zonal Offices of NEPC.

A source also said, "It is untrue that ED/CEO single-handedly allocates funds without recourse to the Fund Allocation Committee. The true picture is that on assumption of office, each time we received funds the Fund Allocation Committee (FAC) would meet to allocate the funds. This exercise was religiously followed in spite of the experienced challenges as you have to postpone meetings for members to attend. It was, however, observed that every meeting produced similar allocation pattern and as an antidote to the recurrent delays experienced in the attempts at making the Funds Allocation Committee to meet."

On allegations of favouritism and promotion of staff, Awolowo hinted that his administration has remained fair and transparent to all staff and would remain so till his exit as promotional exams were conducted by the Centre for Management Developlment. 

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