Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Ibim Semenitari, acting NDDC boss
The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, said it would soon begin to expose and punish contractors who default in the execution of its projects. The step, the Commission stated, would checkmate fraudulent activities of contractors.
The measures were outlined by the Commission’s acting Managing Director, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, at a meeting with the Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, at his residence in Owerri on Saturday.
Briefing the governor on her findings after a two-day inspection of projects in Imo state, Semenitari expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of some projects while revealing that NDDC would henceforth upload its list of projects on its website.
Semenitari, who assured Okorocha that NDDC would deliver quality projects in Imo, said the online listing would put in the public domain details of contracts and contractors. “I have directed that we immediately upload to the NDDC website the list of projects that we have. We will state the status as it is in our books, so that communities can tell us if that status report is correct,” she said.
“We will also state the name of the contractor. So, we will like to advise our contractors in all the nine states covered by the NDDC to know that the searchlight is going to beam on them from all quarters, not just from the commission. The commission will be there, the state governors will be there and the communities will be there and the people of Nigeria will be there.”
The NDDC boss said that the commission’s Project Monitoring and Supervision directorate would carry out an audit of the projects executed in Imo state, assuring the governor that anyone found to be involved in short-changing the people of the state, whether contractor or NDDC staff would not go free.
She lamented that the contractor handling the …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper