Our mission is to resurrect all
abandoned project’s through forensic
audit and put in place a governmental
structure for incoming board ~ Ojougboh
The Executive Director of Project, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), DR CAIRO OJOUGBOH has reiterated its commitment to ensuring efficient FORENSIC AUDIT of the commission as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The EDP added that the Mission of the IMC is to resurrect all abandoned Projects of the commission since inception through the ongoing FORENSIC AUDIT and put a stop to corruption and set-up a Governmental structure for all incoming board to folkow.
Dr Cairo Ojougboh, who disclosed this at the NDDC Headquarters in PORTHACOURT recently, said that the committee was poised to stop CORRUPTION and restore SANITY measure to the Commission.
“It will interest you to know that sometimes ago, Governors of Niger Delta States visited President Buhari to complain that the NDDC had fallen short of what it was intended to be in recent time.
“Therefore, they asked the president to look into its affairs again, where one of the Governors said the NDDC has become a CONDUIT for FRAUD and a BLUEPRINT for CHEATING in the Niger Delta.
“Based on the complaints from the leaders of the Niger Delta, Mr President instructed that a Forensic Audit be carried out and Interim C’ttee should be set up to look into the management of the NDDC while the operation lasted.
Meanwhile, Dr Ojougboh, had revealed that the NDDC is currently indebted to some “Big Weight” Contractors huge amount of money running into trillions of Naira.
He said one of such contractors was awarded over 300 multi million Naira contracts by the NDDC, out of which 120 of them had been fully paid for even when he had never mobilized to any of the sites.
He alledged that the particular contractor was mobilizing thugs in the Niger Delta, especially in Bayelsa and Delta states to instigate the people to prevent the FORENSIC AUDIT.
“If you look at the records at the NDDC, you will cry, some GENUINE People that have done jobs for the Agency have not been paid for over 15 years and their families are suffering. Many of those who were paid are these big Weight Contractors,” Ojougboh said.