In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, July, 2020

NDDC Has Failed Niger Delta -Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila

NDDC Has Failed Niger Delta -Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of Home of Representatives,has disclosed that the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC) has failed the folks of the area.

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Femi Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC) has failed the area despite the large funds at its disposal.

Talking throughout an investigative listening to on the alleged monetary mismanagement within the NDDC, Gbajabiamila said that the folks of Niger Delta are but to learn from the fee which was established 20 years in the past.

He Stated;


“Within the over 20 years since, that promise has not been stored. Regardless of its important significance and the huge sums which were appropriated by the Federal Authorities, the Niger Delta of Nigeria continues to attain exceptionally low on lots of the main human growth indices.

“These statistics replicate the truth of illness and deprivation, lack of alternative and damaged desires that’s the plight of lots of our fellow residents within the area.

“It’s due to this fact notably disturbing and fairly frankly, embarrassing that each different information report in regards to the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC) appears to centre round escalating allegations of corruption and malfeasance.

“The aim of this investigative listening to is to ask why the failure persists and to take action with a dedication to grasp the causes of that failure in order that the parliament can act to redeem the NDDC and take away these components that imperil the fee’s noble mission.

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“We are going to look at the allegations of corruption and malfeasance which have dogged the fee. We are going to accomplish that with neither worry nor favour, assured within the assurance that we’ve got each a constitutional responsibility and ethical obligation to make sure that the large sums of cash appropriated to the NDDC over time are appropriately accounted for by these whose accountability it has been to handle this necessary and all too important public belief.”

Gbajabiamila added that the success of the investigation will depend upon the willingness of the assorted ‘stakeholders’ within the fee, inside authorities and within the native communities, to cooperate with the committee.


He Stated;



“I encourage all of the stakeholders to contemplate this investigative listening to as a last-ditch effort to avoid wasting the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC) and to interact with this committee in a patriotic partnership to interrupt the jinx of underdevelopment within the Niger Delta area.”


 

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