- Disturbing reports about dealings in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are emerging
- A top official of the NDDC, Cairo Ojougboh, has claimed that a senator is single-handedly managing 300 projects
- Ojougboh also revealed that presently, the commission is owing contractors a whopping sum of N3 trillion
The acting executive director of projects in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Cairo Ojougboh, has claimed that a senator, whose identity he did not reveal, is solely handling not less than 300 contracts.
While Ojougboh was silent about the status of the projects, he mentioned that funds for 120 of them had been disbursed, adding that investigation of the deals signed by the senator are underway, The Nation reports.
Even more, the director pointed out that the said senator is presently leading a campaign against the interim management of the NDDC set up by the federal government.
Moreover, he revealed that the commission is owing contractors about N3 trillion and that a comprehensive audit is ongoing to uncover how the debt was accrued.
Ojougboh went on to say those who are kicking against the proposed forensic audit for the commission have a lot of skeletons in their cupboards.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Godswill Akpabio, the minister of Niger Delta affairs, had raised alarm that his life was under threat.
Akpabio claimed that those behind the attack were the same persons who were at odds with President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to investigate the dealings of the NDDC.
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