NDDC: Battle for the soul of an interventionist agency rages

 
Sat May 23rd, 2020 - Delta
 

The ongoing probe of an alleged N40 billion fraud at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by the Senate amid the forensic audit ordered by the President Muhammadu Buhari suggests there are many forces fighting for the soul of the interventionist agency.

As Nigerians await the outcome of the ongoing investigation by members of the National Assembly into an alleged N40 billion fraud at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), there are feelers that the allegation might be the handiwork of some people to scuttle the forensic audit of the account of the commission ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Senate had, at its sitting on May 5, 2020, considered a motion on the urgent need to investigate reports of alleged financial recklessness in the NDDC and resolved to constitute an ad hoc committee to probe the allegation. The committee is expected to carry out a holistic investigation into all issues relating but not limited to the alleged misapplication and misappropriation of the N40 billion by the Interim Management Committee of the commission within three months.

 
 

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source: Guardian