By Victor Oluwasegun, Abuja
The Home Committee Chairman of Niger-Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC), Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has expressed his readiness to face a probe, if discovered culpable of any misconduct.
The lawmaker was responding to the suggestion of Ijaw nationalist and South-South Chief, Chief Edwin Clark, that the Senate and Home Chairmen on NDDC be faraway from investigating the company.
The Nationwide Meeting is at present probing an allegation of N40 billion fraud in opposition to the Interim Administration Committee (IMC) of the NDDC.
Clark, in an open letter to the management of the Nationwide Meeting, dated June 3, 2020, had stated the allegations in opposition to the NDDC chairmen of each chambers had been too weighty that they shouldn’t be swept beneath the carpet.
He added: “Their statements or explanations aren’t sufficient in any respect. A brand new investigative panel needs to be constituted to analyze each the IMC and these members of the Nationwide Meeting.”
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Tunji-Ojo, who addressed reporters yesterday, stated: “I wish to state very clearly that Baba Edwin Clark is our revered chief, not simply to the Niger Delta but additionally to Nigeria. He’s a person who has dedicated a lot in direction of the event of the Niger Delta. However the level that I personally disagree with is the difficulty of documentary proof and delay of the finances.
“I’ve challenged the IMC greater than thrice on all media platforms, that if there’s any documentary proof in opposition to me, they need to both convey it out or petition and submit such to related authorities anti-corruption businesses.
“In any case, I’m a lawmaker and I don’t take pleasure in any immunity. So, if there’s any proof, they need to act and cease throwing tantrums…”