NDDC: Group demands prosecution of accused officials

FOLLOWING the N80 billion saga currently rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), a pressure group, Host Communities of Nigeria (HOSCON), has called for the sack and prosecution of officials who allegedly plundered the “common wealth” of Niger Deltans.

The group, in a statement after a meeting among leaders from the 10 oil producing states, Delta, Edo, Ondo, Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers, Cross Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Abia and Imo yesterday, demanded the urgent inauguration of the screened NDDC Board.

According to the statement which was signed by HOSCON’s National Director of Media and publicity, Okakuro Monday Whiskey, the people of the region have had enough of the “wonton wastage and outright stealing that is ongoing currently, in the Commission”.

The group added that when the NDDC was put under the control of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, it had raised an alarm in November 2019 that such will be detrimental to the region.

“We are no longer comfortable with the multi-billion naira fraud that has bedeviled the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) under the kangaroo three members Interim Management Committee (IMC), leading to wastage of over 80 Billion Naira.

“We demand without further delay, that the already screened and confirmed Board by the National Assembly under the Chairmanship of His Excellency Dr. Pius Odubu, be urgently inaugurated to put a stop to this.

“We demand without further delay, the return of the NDDC back to the Presidency for proper administration and supervision.”



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