Reps Want N/Delta To Produce Next NDDC Chairman

Presidential Amnesty grossly mismanaged -Reps
House of Representatives Commitee on Public Accounts yesterday said that the Presidential Amnesty has been grossly mismanaged. The committee made the allegation following the inability of the new interim administration led by Col. M . Dixon Dikio (rtd) to account for monies paid to ex-agitators and contractors. In a session with the officials of the programme yesterday arising from the audit query from the auditor general of the federation, the chairman of the committee, Hon. Wole Oke expressed disclosure that the office could not account for the monies expended.

The House of Representatives urged the Federal Government on Thursday to form the Niger Delta Development Commission’s Governing Board, as mandated by the NDDC Act 2000.

It further urged the government to follow Section 4 of the NDDC Act 2000, which states that the next in alphabetical order for the board chairmanship post is Delta State.

This was sequel to the adoption of a motion moved by Kolade Victor Akinjo.

The house also urged adherence to Section 12(1) of the NDDC Act 2000 and consider Ondo, Edo and Imo member states in this order based on quantum of production as 5th, 6th, and 7th for the positions of the Managing Director, Executive Director, Finance and Administration, and Executive Director, Projects of the Board respectively.

It noted that the composition of the board of the Niger NDDC as regards the offices of the chairman, Managing Director and the two Executive Directors had been mired by great injustice for a long time.

The house said urgent steps must be taken to reverse the trend of injustice being meted out to the excluded states.

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