By Franca Joseph, For Agenda watchdo, May 9, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to the Director, Corporate Affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Charles Odili, the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the body arrow headed by Prof. Keme Pondei was ready to appear before the National Assembly to defend an allegation of N40bn fraud.
This was contained in statement released in Port Harcourt on Friday, May 8, 2020. According to the statement, the antagonists of the commission were exploiting the resolution of the National Assembly to smear the image of the IMC which had done a remarkable job so far, wondering how N40 billion could have been supposedly embezzled when it did not even exist.
While conceding that the National Assembly had the authority to question the manner public funds are spent, it deplored the manner baseless allegations where being hauled at the IMC by mischief-makers bent on sensationalizing a nonissue.