NDDC Probe: We Won’t Back Down, Says Senate, Terms Cairo Ojougboh’s Allegations Baseless, Unsubstantiated

By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The National Assembly will not back down on its audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), according to the spokesman of the Senate, Senator Akinola Bashiru, who made the official position of the Upper Legislative Arm of Government known via a statement in Abuja, FCT, on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Senator Ajibola cited the statement attributed to Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, the Executive Director of Projects at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) under the Interim Management Committee (IMC), who accused Senators and Members of House of Representative for the fraud in NDDC, expressing the Senate’s shock  at Ojougboh’s “baseless and unsubstantiated” allegations, adding that Cairo Ojougboh was ignorant of the constitutional mandate of the National Assembly to carry out oversight function over all agencies expending government resources with a view to exposing and preventing corruption, abuse and inefficiency.

Ajibola challenged the Commission to provide evidence of alleged corruption claims against lawmakers of the Senate and House of Representatives to the country’s anti-graft agencies, such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), for investigation, adding that no amount of arm-twisting would stop the legislative body from completing the ongoing forensic investigation of the NDDC’s financial dealings.

Agenda Watchdog

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