18 May breaking news- NDDC probe: Buhari gets fresh demand
President Muhammadu Buhari has been solicited to coordinate the Minister from Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, to step down.
The South-South Forum of United Stakeholders (SSFUS) decided in an announcement on Monday marked by the Publicity Secretary, Comrade Pere Ebebi.
They said Akpabio ought not be in office at a time the measurable review of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is continuous.
The test likewise covers the supposed spending of N40billion inside a quarter of a year, by the Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei drove Interim Management Committee (IMC).
SSFUS blamed the minister and NDDC for “abusing” the COVID-19 pandemic.
They asserted that agreements for obtainment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health workers, just as sensitisation battles against the spread of coronavirus and different ailments in Niger Delta States, were “granted at the expense of N5.4billion to Signoria Concept Services Limited”.
“In another agreement with Reference Number NDDC/MD/HPU/20/4/EHSS/02 in the aggregate of N4.8billion to Osmoserve Global Limited, under the ‘Grant of Contract for Emergency Supply and Delivery of Medical Equipment and Consumables to the NDDC’, the contractual workers were supposedly paid 55 percent of the agreement entirety forthright.”
The gathering said while the NDDC the board asserted it had dispatched N1.045billion to the States as part installment for the foundation of COVID-19 Isolation Centers in every one of the 27 senatorial locale, no office is set up.
They further deplored that N60billion has been supposedly exhausted as installments of freeing from water hyacinths since November 2016 till date.
Be that as it may, Akpabio, a previous legislative head of Akwa Ibom, has denied any bad behavior.
He communicated certainty that the present test will uncover the individuals who utilized their situations throughout the years to downy the NDDC through completely paid agreements that were rarely executed.
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