Fraud allegations: NDDC responds to CSGGG inquiry

Fraud allegations: NDDC responds to CSGGG inquiry

- The Niger Delta Development Commission has been inundated with enquiries on many negative reports in online publications recently

- A group, Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG), had made an inquiry on the allegations

- In response, the NDDC dismissed the allegations as the handwork of mischief-makers

Media reports indicating massive fraud in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been dismissed as an act of blackmail.

After the allegations were made by some online media outfits, an influential group led by Comrade Ogakwu Dominic, Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG), began a probe on the issue.

The CSGGG reached out to the NDDC to find out the true situation of things, based on its antecedents as an upright civil society organisation.

Fraud allegations: NDDC responds to CSGGG inquiry
The NDDC is under the purview of Senator Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs
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In responding to the group's inquiry, NDDC spokesman, Charles Obi Odili said: “For the purpose of transparency, we wish to confirm that the commission has just secured presidential approval to intervene by assisting NCDC in the supply of kits and the building of isolation centres in the nine Niger Delta states.

“Also, the commission has disbursed N775m to assist the 9 Niger Delta states to fight the plague. We have also disbursed N270 million as palliatives to the youths, women and the physically challenged in the 27 senatorial districts of the region.”

He continued: “There are claims that the present management has paid out huge sums for contracts to supply kits and drugs for the prevention of Lassa Fever. We wish to state that this present management has not awarded any Lassa fever contract.

“From the records, the commission awarded three contracts for intervention against the Lassa Fever scourge and all these took place in 2019, at least one year before the present management came into office.”

Odili stated that the recent attacks on the NDDC are due to the commission's launch of a forensic audit into the affairs of the intervention agency.

He said: “Those who took part in the grand conspiracy to loot the commonwealth are jittery that their misdeeds will come to light. We wish we could sympathise with them. But it could have occurred to them that a day of reckoning will come.

“The fear of the impunity of their past misdeeds being brought to light is causing panic. In fact, the vultures are shivering. Let us place on record that no amount of intimidation, a campaign of falsehood and ‘breakdancing’ will abort this exercise.”

The CSGGG has been at the forefront of promoting peace and stability in the country while ensuring government officials shun corrupt acts in their various assignments. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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