Restart And Complete Abandoned Projects In Niger Delta - Buhari Orders NDDC
Restart And Complete Abandoned Projects In Niger Delta - Buhari Orders NDDC

President Muhammadu Buhari stated in Abuja on Thursday that individuals found guilty of robbing the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will face the law.

He stated that the completed forensic audit is being evaluated in order to collect every kobo that is recoverable.
He spoke during the virtual commissioning of the NDDC Prototype Hostel at the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom yesterday.

Buhari expressed sadness that the whole region’s special development budget had been spent by a few for more than 20 years, leaving millions in poverty.

“The Niger Delta Development Commission needs to demonstrate that it can achieve the objectives it was conceived for and make its impact felt all over the Niger Delta Region.

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“The lives of the people of the Niger Delta could be so much better, if the funding received by this commission since its inception, in billions of naira over the last 20 years, have been judiciously deployed in service of the people.

“The serial abuse, lack of delivery and what had become an entrenched institutional decay, was the reason why I called for the forensic audit.

“Therefore, going forward we shall ensure every recoverable kobo, is recovered for use in service of the people of this region and those found culpable shall face the Law.

“Consequently, I want to use the opportunity of this commissioning to direct all statutory contributors to the NDDC to remit all outstanding funds to the Commission, and to ensure this is done transparently and according to laid down procedure and process,” he said.

President Buhari has commanded that any abandoned projects that have a direct impact on people’s livelihoods be restarted and finished.


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