Group Wants EFCC, ICPC to Probe Niger Delta Commission

Group Wants EFCC, ICPC to Probe Niger Delta Commission
December 30 11:18 2015

A non-governmental organization known as Niger Delta Development Watch (NDDW) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to investigate the financial activities and transactions of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) since inception.

The group, through its Coordinator, Joseph Ebelo, said the investigation has become necessary in order to track the over N5 trillion that has been expended on the Niger Delta region through the NDDC without commensurate infrastructure development on ground to show for the humongous expenditure.

“NDDC was an interventionist agency created by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration in 1999 to cushion and alleviate poverty in the Niger Delta region, but instead, the Commission has not improved the economic and social wellbeing of the down-trodden people of the region,” the group said.