NDDC Contract Scam: Neighborhood asks Buhari to put up forensic file
The Abia Teach Anti-Corruption Network (ASACN) has sent a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to expose the newsletter of a forensic audit file on Niger Delta Style Commission (NDDC) to enable the correction of its past mistakes.
At a news conference held in Aba, Abia Teach on Saturday, the community of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) launched copies of the letter to newshounds.
The community became led by Nelson Nwafor of the Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy and Style (FENRAD) and Henry Nwaigwe of Ndoki Formative years Federation.
The community stated the federal government needs to act on the file launched recently by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and introduced to the Attorney-Traditional of the Federation via Godswill Akpabio, the minister.
They stated the file, which lined 18 years from 2001 to 2019, printed how 13,777 contracts awarded were abandoned despite the commission receiving six trillion naira in budgetary allocations.
With the plentiful sum it got, the commission operated 362 bank accounts but it did now not ship the dividends it became expected to ship to the oil-bearing areas, they stated.
“We test of that per the mantra of transparency and integrity which this administration upholds, the president may per chance well also silent jabber that the small print of the stated contracts ensuing within the 13,000 abandoned tasks be printed.
“The small print of the contractors who were awarded the contracts needs to be made within the market to the final public.
“The names and positions of all these that were all in favour of the award of the contracts may per chance well also silent additionally be printed.
“The president may per chance well also silent jabber the EFCC and ICPC to begin up instant investigation and prosecution of all these culpable within the mismanagement of the six trillion naira that gathered to the Commission between 2000 and 2019.
“The EFCC and ICPC may per chance well also silent beginning up the approach of arrest, investigation of all contractors which relish been fingered within the stated abandoned tasks.
“We pray that the Presidency directs the publishing of the small print of the 362 bank accounts and transactions applied,” they stated.
They known as on the president to additionally inspire the unravel of the Attorney-Traditional to prosecute erring events to the failed contracts with concrete actions.
The community additionally suggested the president now to now not accommodate any erring social gathering with leniency, nevertheless to prosecute anyone discovered responsible within the NDDC contract scams.