- A Nigerian senator, James Manager, has denied receiving any NDDC contracts
- The senator has also threatened lawsuit over the issue
- Recall that Akpabio had alleged that most of the contracts in NDDC were awarded to lawmakers
As more details continue to come to the public domain on the rot in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator James Manager, says he did not benefit from any contract.
Manager who was once a chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs disclosed this while reacting to allegations from the executive director, Projects of the agency, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh.
Ojougboh had accused the senator of getting contracts from the commission, The Nations reports.
Going further, Manager also threatened legal action against Ojougboh for defamation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Rab’iu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state, said the rampant 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 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 commission.
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.
Legit.ng had also reported that 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 NDDC.
The Nigerian Senate had on Thursday, July 23, asked the president to as a matter of urgency sack the Professor Kemebradikumo 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.
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