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NDDC owes GHOST Contractors N3tn – Ojougboh



Nddc owing ghost contractors N3tn alleged by Director

Cairo Ojougboh, has raised alarm on the activities of past administration. He said that N3trillion is what NDDC is owing ghost contractors.

Cairo Ojougboh, The Interim Executive Director of Project, Niger Delta Development Commission, has raised alarm on the fraudulent acts he met in NDDC.

Ojougboh said about N3trillion is what NDDC is owing ghost contractors.

He alleged that one of the serving senators, who was involved in the NDDC screening exercise name withheld, was behind 300 contract jobs with the commission.

The interim Director, said 120 of the contracts have been fully paid for by the commission and the senator refused mobilising workforce to sites.

While speaking with the journalist in Abuja, he said 10 audit firms had been engaged to audit the financial records of the NDDC.

Ojougboh said, “The NDDC is owing over N3trillion to phantom contractors. It is these contractors that are making this noise because they know the interim management will not compromise.

“The genuine contractors have not been paid while phantom contractors have been paid. Some of the contracts have been terminated but the contractors failed to return money.”

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Daily Tells recalled that Niger Delta People Confederation, had rejected the interim committee constituted by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Akpabio.

In a statement jointly signed by Mr Iyamu Osaro and Ovie Kenneth, Coordinator and Secretary General, respectively, they faulted the composition of the three-man committee and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack them immediately.

The group also called for the disbandment of the forensic audit report of the committee, alleging that it was self-serving and skewed to suit Akpabio’s interest and not Nigerians.

However, Akpabio said he will not be detracted on his mission to reposition the commission.

He said those that are calling for his removal are enemies of the zone, that he is determined to ensure that those who failed to deliver the projects paid for by the commission must be made to account for the money.

Akpabio said so much money had been given to the NDDC over the years but nothing commensurate was on the ground.

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Akpabio reaffirmed his commitment to reposition the Niger Delta Development Commission by making life better for the people of the region,

He vowed not to be deterred by the campaign of calumny by some faceless individuals who have benefited over the years from commission.

This online Media understands that Akpabio is a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, he was fondly known as Mr Transformation. He was the best performing governor in his time, a record that is yet to be broken according to people’s Parliament.

Cairo Ojougboh was a former House of Representative Member.

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