Forensic: South-south group backs NDDC's verification committee

Forensic: South-south group backs NDDC's verification committee

- The move to carry out forensic audit at the Niger Delta Development Commission has been commended

- A group, South-south Emerging Leaders Forum (SELF) has expressed support for the presidential directive

- The group also called on the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Obong Godswill Akpabio, to work hand in hand with the NDDC on its plans

The influential group said the move to carry out an audit of the NDDC by the Buhari administration is a commendable step.

A group, South-south Emerging Leaders Forum (SELF) has expressed support for the presidential directive that a forensic audit be carried out at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The influential group said the move to carry out an audit of the NDDC by the Buhari administration is a commendable step.

SELF, however, threatened to expose those it described as “enemies of the south-south region, who have siphoned monies meant for projects and development in the zone.”

“All the former NDDC Managing Directors and fake contractors should be brought to book,” the group added.

Forensic: South-south group backs NDDC's verification committee

The group also called on the minister of Niger Delta Affairs to support the NDDC management. Photo source: Twitter
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The group also commended Comrade Timi Frank for a recent media report credited to him on the need to rally support for the current leadership of NDDC under its acting Managing Director, Dr Joy Nunieh.

In a statement signed by its coordinator Barrister Preye Wilson, and made available to journalists on Thursday, January 16, the group said it will “move against all the political leaders in the region who are making efforts to frustrate the current leadership of the NDDC led by Dr Joy Nunieh, to achieve its mandate.”

While assuring that it will sensitize the youths, women and children on the need to expose corruption activities and corrupt elements that have held the NDDC hostage over the years, SELF threatened to “stage a protest against the National Assembly if the budget for the commission is not approved and released as soon as possible.”

The group further called on Senate President Ahmad Lawan to sound a note of warning to south-south senators not to use their privileges in sabotaging the efforts of the current NDDC leadership.

The group called on the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Obong Godswill Akpabio, to work hand in hand with Dr Nunieh to achieve the mandate of the NDDC.

It, however, called on the committee to carry out the assignment without fair or favour, adding that the panel too will not be pardoned if it compromised.

The group also called on other civil society groups, human rights activists and vocal individuals to join “the cause of rescuing Niger Delta from the hands of it few enemies by stand up and speak up against the selfish interest of the few.”

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Meanwhile, respected Ghanaian monarch, Ya Naa Abukari 11 The Supreme Overlord of Dagbon state has congratulated recipients of the maiden Africa Sustainable Development Awards held in Accra, Ghana.

Among the awardees is the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Program in the Niger Delta, Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo.

The monarch who was represented by Naa Dr Yakubu Mahama Chief of Zangbalum Traditional Area urged the awardees to continue to be worthy ambassadors of the African continent.

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