Following the recent allegations of about $800 million laundered through the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, governors of the region are calling for a thorough audit of the commission, in order to rid it of financial malpractice.
It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier in the year called for a forensic audit of the NDDC, describing it as a cesspit of corruption and its creation having no direct economic impact on the people of the region.
The south south governors led by its Chairman and Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, in a statement, said all the governors wanted to see was an accelerated development of the Niger Delta, and as such would support any form of audit by the Federal Government.
“It behoves on us to respect the Senate oversight function and allow it to discharge this responsibility in a fair, transparent and equitable manner.
“The South-South Governors are desirous to see an NDDC that is fully alive and responsive to its mandate of accelerating infrastructural development of the Niger Delta region and enhancing the general living conditions of our people. Hence, we will not hesitate to give our unqualified support to any policy initiative that will make this a realit