NDDC Audit: Deputy Speaker urges Buhari to prosecute offenders


Mr Joseph Bassey, Deputy Speaker of the Cross River House of Assembly

By George Odok
Deputy Speaker of the Cross River House of Assembly, Mr Joseph Bassey has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ordering a forensic audit of the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission from 2001 to 2019.

Bassey, who spoke in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Calabar, urged the president not to relent in prosecuting the offenders after the audit exercise.

He lamented the poor state of rural development in the South South region, adding that some few individuals had looted what was supposed to bring collective development to the people.

According to him, the Calabar-Itu-Akwa Ibom Federal Highway is in need of urgent intervention from the Federal Government.

“From the time past, we have had Chairmen and Managing Directors of NDDC from Cross River and Akwa Ibom states and the volume of budgets have been high.

“It is sad that the only road that connects…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria