- Rab’iu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state, said the corrupt practices in the NDDC made him resign from the agency in 2010
- The former governor made the statement on Saturday, July 25, when speaking with the media
- Kwankwaso alleged that there are rampant corrupt practices in many government agencies
Rab’iu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state, said the rampant corrupt practices in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) made him resign from the agency in 2010.
According to Premium Times, the former governor made the statement on Saturday, July 25, when speaking with the BBC Hausa service.
Kwankwaso said he decided to resign from the board of the NDDC because he didn’t want to take part in the corruption being carried out in the agency.
He pointed out that greed and desperation by government officials to accumulate wealth was the cause of the corruption in the NDDC.
The politician stated that the rampant corrupt practices in many government agencies are as a result of the failure of the leadership of these agencies.
Meanwhile, the Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the Nigerian Senate's advise to sack the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission.
The Nigerian Senate had on Thursday, July 23 asked the president to as a matter of urgency sack the Professor Kemebradikuom Pondei-led interim Management Committee of the NDDC over alleged financial recklessness.
The upper chamber of the National Assembly also called for a new board of the NDDC to be constituted and the interventionist agency returned under the supervision of the presidency.
In a statement to journalists, the CSGGG commended the Senate for its resolution.
In another report, the former Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has tackled former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the level of corruption and insecurity under the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fayose's latest comments come in light of Obasanjo's silence as the country continues to fight increased insecurity and corruption allegations in government agencies.
In a thread of tweets posted via his verified Twitter handle on Saturday, July 25, Fayose questioned why the former Nigerian leader has chosen to remain silent.
The former governor went on to note that it was because of the alleged corruption and insecurity that Obasanjo teamed up with others to force the president on Nigeria.
Speaking further on Obasanjo's silence, Fayose said it is either the former president is tired, timid, afraid or he is no longer the one people used to know.
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