From: Debt Management Office < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Subject: $12,500,000.00 Payment: PRESIDENTIAL PAYMENT ORDER
Date: Friday, March 18, 2011, 3:28 PM
Payment Order No: FGN/ABJ/FP/064/2011
Having just concluded our meeting, the Debt Management Office (DMO) in collaboration with the National Financial Implementation Commission, the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) and the Accountant - General of the Federation (AG) has confirmed the legitimacy and legality of your payment claim of the sum of Twelve Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($12,500,000.00) as your over-due contract entitlement.
This confirmation of debt settlement is an off-shoot of the recent payment Order issued by the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Open attached Payment Order and read carefully (recommended).
By this development, you are required to confirm the following data immediate as confirmation that you are the rightful beneficiary.
1. Your full address. (P.O Box NOT
2. Your direct telephone and fax numbers.
3. A scanned copy of your identification (Work ID or Drivers License or Intl. Passport).
Upon the receipt and verification of your data above, your final payment will be endorsed and your over-due contract payment will be released by our off-shore bank.
Dr. (Sir) Abraham Nwankwo (MON)
Director, Debt Management Office (DMO)
Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Tel: +234 706 833 5966
Dear beneficiary contractor.
PRESIDENTIAL PAYMENT ORDER NO: FGN/ABJ/FP/064/2011 FOR $12,500,000.00
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and in the interest of reducing payment errors and eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in Federal programs, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Purpose. When the Federal Government makes payments to individuals and businesses as program beneficiaries, grantees, or contractors, or on behalf of program beneficiaries, it must make every effort to confirm that the right recipient is receiving the right payment for the right reason at the right time. The purpose of this order is to reduce improper payments by intensifying efforts to eliminate payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse in the major programs administered by the Federal Government, while continuing to ensure that Federal programs serve and provide access to their intended beneficiaries. No single step will fully achieve these goals. Therefore, this order adopts a comprehensive set of policies, including transparency and public scrutiny of significant payment errors throughout the Federal Government; a focus on identifying and eliminating the highest improper payments; accountability for reducing improper payments among executive branch agencies and officials; and coordinated Federal, State, and local government action in identifying and eliminating improper payments. Because this order targets error, waste, fraud, and abuse—not legitimate use of Government services—efforts to reduce improper payments under this order must protect access to Federal programs by their intended beneficiaries.
Sec. 2. Transparency of Foreign Payment. Within 3 working days of date of this Order, the Director of Debt Management Office (DMO) shall: (i) Verify and identify the Due-Process of award, execution and completion of the said contract as a pre-qualification of this payment.
(ii) Approve the said payment with reference copies to the Presidency, the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF), the National Financial Implementation Commission (NFIC) and the Accountant – General of the Federation.
(iii) Issue a final payment release authorization to the First Direct Bank of England with further authority to open a non-resident account for the concerned beneficiary which will enable the concerned beneficiary to access his account, confirm his payment deposit and to further INSTRUCT for transfer to his/her local account.
Sec. 3. Confirmation of Final Payment to the Beneficiary Contract. Within 6 working days of this Order, the Director of Debt Management Office (DMO), in conjunction with the Honorable Minister – Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) and the Accountant – General of the Federation (AG) shall confirm all necessary documents proving that the concerned beneficiary has been duly paid off.
Sec. 4. Policy Proposals. The Director of DMO, in consultation with the appropriate agencies and the AG, shall develop policy recommendations, including potential legislative proposals, designed to reduce improper payments, including those caused by error, waste, fraud, and abuse, across Foreign Payment programs without compromising program access, to be included, as appropriate, in the Budget of the Federal Republic Nigeria for Fiscal Year 2011 and future years, or other Administration proposals.
Sec 5. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) authority granted by law to a department, agency, the head thereof, or any agency Inspector General; or (ii) functions of the Director of DMO relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to require the disclosure of classified information, law enforcement sensitive information, or other information that must be protected in the interests of national security.
(c) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(d) This order is not intended to, and does not; create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against the Federal Government of Nigeria, its departments,
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN
(President & Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces)
Federal Republic of Nigeria.
THE ASO ROCK PRESIDENTIAL VILLA,
March 11, 2011
FGN Doc. E9–28493
Filed 05– 03 – 11; 11:15 am
Billing code 3195–W0–P