Okodili Ndidi, Abuja
The Residents’ Quest for Reality Initiative, a Non Governmental Organisation championing proper management and improvement within the Niger Delta area, has raised the alarm over alleged plot to scuttle the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC) to cowl the involvement of some politicians within the sleeze that bedeviled the Fee.
it additionally alleged that these behind the plot could also be scheming to incite President Muhammadu Buhari to scrap the NDDC.
The group insisted that the current inquest by Nationwide Meeting into the N40 billion allegedly misapproprieted by the Interim Administration Committee is merely diversionary, including that the transfer is suspicious, particularly now that the Forensic Audit of the Fee has commenced.
In a press release by its President and Founder, Oby Ndukwe, the group argued that “these asking for the data can not declare innocence over the sleaze that has been occurring within the Fee”.
It stated: “The reality is that there are sinister plots to scuttle the audit and probably get the President to scrap the
It alleged additional that these behind the plot to derail the forensic audit are equally scheming to tarnish the picture of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, for insisting on auditing the accounts of the NDDC because it was created 19 years in the past.
“From my findings, Akpabio is sort of a marked man within the discipline of play. He left PDP for the APC and that after all earned him extra enemies in his former get together. He was the Senate Minority chief and a key memberof the PDP Caucus.
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“And who’s controlling the Committees on NDDC within the Senate? PDP after all. So, there’s a correlation between the allegations and frustrations he’s dealing with in a bid to show across the fortunes of the area particularly on the NDDC.
“Those that have held on to NDDC as a money cow usually are not letting go particularly the place it’s apparent that the Forensic Audit as ordered by the President goes to show them.
“The best technique to discredit a political chief who’s efficiency pushed is to color him with the tar of fraud and corruption.
“The N40bn inquest of the Interim Administration Committee is merely diversionary. We must be asking why now that the Forensic Auditors have commenced work? What are they afraid of?
“The President has ordered that the audit covers a 19 12 months interval from inception of the Fee. So why is NASS limiting theirs to only 6 months of the IMC?, the assertion learn partly.
It added: “The Senate Committee Chairman on NDDC, Peter Nwaoboshi has been there and don’t overlook that out of the 19 12 months
interval, his get together, PDP supervised the NDDC for 15 years.
“The Home Committee Chairman on NDDC just isn’t from the oil producing a part of Ondo State, but, he has a 17km highway break up into 11 at N950m every, totalling N10. 4bn.
“So how can they sit on a matter they’re concerned in. Specializing in the 6 months of the IMC is barely a ploy to get the IMC sacked, for the reason that NASS was by no means in help of the IMC from the time the Joi Nunieh workforce was appointed. It’s all politics”.