Wike: NDDC Used To Loot Election Funds.
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike yesterday told the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington that the NDDC has derailed from its core mandate of developing the Niger Delta to a fund raising agency for politicians who want to contest elections.
“NDDC is a fund raising commission for politicians who want to run for elections.
The way NDDC is structured, it will not work. There is so much corruption in NDDC because board members are working to amass wealth to contest elections in their various states.”
The governor feared that the current board had abandoned its mandate for politics, adding that the state government wrote to the commission in 2016, suggesting projects that it should handle for the state but nothing was done.
He said: “NDDC reneged on its agreement with the Rivers State Government on the Mother and Child Hospital, even after the state government had paid its counterpart fund of N800million, while the NDDC refused to pay any kobo from its N900million contribution.
“If the Federal Government wants NDDC to work, why appoint a person who plans to contest the governorship election of his state? Why not appoint a technocrat?” Governor Wike asked.
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