- Over N40 Billion Of The Commission Missing
- Board Members Embarks On A Journey To United Kingdom For Party
In a way which depicts bizarreness, the board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC have been accused excessive looting few days before the expiration of their office. In a petition which was signed by; Prof. Tari WilsonEze, (Dr.) Nnamdi Dike-Ubani, Mr. Pascal ChinwoObong, (Engr.) Udoette Iniobong Effiong, Chief. Koko Ngeribara, Dr. Kewe Osiebe Mrs. Lorrieta Osadebe and Deacon. Precious Hart and submitted to President Jonathan accused the NDDC Board Members of awarding 400 projects in advance as payments were already being processed to beat the expiration of the current board tenure.
The petitioners in their write up stated that; “The anti-corruption campaign of the Goodluck Jonathan administration is a shameful gospel that must never be preached. The extent of impunity displayed by public officers appointed by the president has been to say the least, extreme. The crass corruption of the members of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission is shameful, and it is the most embarrassingly soiled chevron on the president’s insignia. The board of the Niger Delta Development Commission has in the last six weeks commenced the full blown looting of the commission. Only last week on June 18, 2013, each board member was awarded a supply job worth N1billion as severance package and they have been paid 100 per cent upfront (not 15% as prescribed by the procurement act).”