Emerging report from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, on Thursday night, indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for the speedy and coordinated investigation into the corruption scandal in the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, amid the recent controversies.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement.
He explained that President Buhari gave the directive, for better coordination among Security and Investigating Agencies with the National Assembly.
He added that the President believes that this will ensure that the effort of the present administration to bring sanity, transparency, and accountability to the management of the large amount of resources dedicated to the development of the Niger Delta sub-region, is not derailed.
He stated that the President has noted the unfolding drama, including attacks and counterattacks between and around persons, institutions, and the NDDC.
His words: “President Buhari expressed his strong determination to get to the root of the problem undermining the development of the Niger Delta and its people, in spite of enormous national resources voted year after year for this singular purpose.
“According to the directive, Auditing firms and Investigative Agencies working in collaboration with National Assembly Committees to resolve the challenges in the NDDC, must initiate actions in a time-bound manner, and duly inform the Presidency of the actions being taken.”