Group urges Buhari to prosecute persons culpable in NDDC probe.

Written by on January 3, 2022

The Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prosecute all persons, contractors and companies involved and indicted in the waste, mismanagement and looting in the forensic reports and audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Addressing journalists in Asaba, the Project Officer (Budget Tracking) of the social action group, Mr. Isaac Botti said in pursuant of the advocacy on fiscal transparency and accountability in the commission, it tracked 29 abandoned projects in 14 of the 25 local councils in Delta State.

It also advised government to proceed without delay the arrest and prosecute all management and staff of the Commission involved in contracts’ scam and racketeering.

Botti named the projects to include the 2.7 billion Naira construction of Oviri Court Junction by Effurun-Sapele Road to Oba Junction by Effurun-Eku Road at Oviri Court-Oha.

Okpe with actual amount of 98 million Naira and 3.9 per cent budgetary provision; the 250 million Naira installation of Solar-Power Streetlight in Gbokoda Community, Warri North Local Council and the 1 billion Naira construction of School of Medical Sciences at Western Delta University, Oghara with actual amount approved being 104 million Naira.

Others according to him, were the 200 million Naira furniture laboratory equipment and computers at Delta State University, Oleh Campus in Isoko with actual amount approved being 20 million Naira.

Anthony Samuel

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