NDDC Contract Verification Ploy to Subvert Forensic Audit, Group Alleges


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Niger Delta Accountability and Development Coalition (NDADC) has alleged that recent actions undertaken by the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) could undermine the primary presidential mandate for a forensic audit of the operations of the agency.

In a statement jointly signed by its National Coordinator, Johnson Epia, and Secretary, Comrade Ekong Etim, the group stated that it was persuaded that “measures announced by the management committee to facilitate the audit are in themselves fraught with fraud and designed to turn the process into a cash cow for the committee members.”

The group claimed that the recent inauguration of a 50-man contract verification committee was another example of the cluelessness of the interim management committee, describing it as a kind of merry-go-round.

It alleged that “The committee which is headed by the Acting Executive Director Projects, Dr Cairo Ojougboh,…

Source: Thisday Newspaper