Senate insist on investigating the N40 billion NDDC disappearance

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Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday came under serious knocks for trying to blackmail the Nigerian Senate for daring to investigate the whopping N40 billion Niger Delta development commission NDDC, fund that allegedly disappeared into thin air in a few months.

The Senate in its reaction to allegations of witch-hunting levelled against the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly declared that no amount of blackmail would deter their investigations.

This is as it fingered the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio as fuelling the crisis between the National Assembly and the NDDC.

Addressing journalists on the festering crisis, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP Delta North), said all allegations levelled against the National Assembly by the Acting Managing Director of the Commission, Kemebradikumo Pondei and the ones personally directed at him by the Executive Director, Project, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, were nothing but mere fabrications.

While the Acting Managing Director of NDDC in Port Harcourt on Tuesday alleged amongst others that the National Assembly inserted over 500 projects into the 2019 budget of the agency and is arm twisting the IMC from carrying out a forensic audit as directed by President Buhari, Cairo Ojougboh also alleged among others that some Senators got over 1000 contracts from the NDDC.