- Power station components worth $34 million have been reported uncovered at the Nigerian ports in Rivers
- The NDDC’s acting executive director of projects, Cairo Ojougboh, said the equipment has been abandoned since 2017
- Recall that President Buhari has said that the NDDC will be forensically audited
The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said it uncovered abandoned power station components worth $34 million.
The NDDC’s acting executive director of projects, Cairo Ojougboh, made this known a statement released on Thursday, December 19, Channels TV reports.
Ojougboh said the power station components were abandoned at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Rivers State since 2017.
Legit.ng gathers that Ojougboh said he had received a report on the NDDC cargo and quickly visited the NPA to confirm the report.
He said he and another member of the committee met the abandoned equipment at the port which was meant for NDDC sub-stations at Ekparagwa and Ikot Epkene in Akwa Ibom state.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, in the morning of Thursday, December 19, announced that the board of the NDDC would be reconstituted.
A statement by Femi Adesina, the president's spokesperson, said the recomposition of the new board would take place after the ongoing forensic audit of the commission which is entangled in alleged corruption web.
This development came about two months after the Senate screened the list of a board sent to the lawmakers by President Buhari.
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