NDDC Contract Scam: Community asks Buhari to submit forensic yarn
The Abia Narrate Anti-Corruption Community (ASACN) has sent a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to explain the newsletter of a forensic audit yarn on Niger Delta Trend Commission (NDDC) to enable the correction of its past mistakes.
At a info conference held in Aba, Abia Narrate on Saturday, the community of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) launched copies of the letter to newshounds.
The community was once led by Nelson Nwafor of the Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy and Trend (FENRAD) and Henry Nwaigwe of Ndoki Formative years Federation.
The community acknowledged the govt. needs to behave on the yarn launched nowadays by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and offered to the Lawyer-Overall of the Federation by Godswill Akpabio, the minister.
They acknowledged the yarn, which covered 18 years from 2001 to 2019, revealed how 13,777 contracts awarded possess been deserted in spite of the commission receiving six trillion naira in budgetary allocations.
With the spacious sum it purchased, the commission operated 362 bank accounts yet it did no longer raise the dividends it was once anticipated to raise to the oil-bearing areas, they acknowledged.
“We set up apart a question to that in accordance with the mantra of transparency and integrity which this administration upholds, the president will possess to tranquil mutter that the crucial aspects of the acknowledged contracts ensuing within the 13,000 deserted initiatives be revealed.
“The crucial aspects of the contractors who possess been awarded the contracts will possess to tranquil be made on hand to the final public.
“The names and positions of all of us who possess been obsessed with the award of the contracts will possess to tranquil additionally be revealed.
“The president will possess to tranquil mutter the EFCC and ICPC to begin up rapid investigation and prosecution of all these culpable within the mismanagement of the six trillion naira that accrued to the Commission between 2000 and 2019.
“The EFCC and ICPC will possess to tranquil delivery up the system of arrest, investigation of all contractors that possess been fingered within the acknowledged deserted initiatives.
“We pray that the Presidency directs the publishing of the crucial aspects of the 362 bank accounts and transactions implemented,” they acknowledged.
They called on the president to additionally relief the resolve of the Lawyer-Overall to prosecute erring events to the failed contracts with concrete actions.
The community additionally suggested the president no longer to contend with any erring celebration with leniency, nonetheless to prosecute any particular person chanced on responsible within the NDDC contract scams.