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NDDC MD absolves self from impropriety amid EFCC probe 

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The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof Nelson Brambaifa, has absolved himself of any financial impropriety amid probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).He said internal and external audit of the commission’s activities should not raise eyebrows, as the most vital ingredient for effective service delivery remains accountability and transparency. 

The media aide to the NDDC boss, Nancy-Stephens Ijaopo, expressed concern over documents being circulated mainly in the media that border on EFCC’s investigations over dishonesty on the part of NDDC Management in the conduct of the Commission’s business.

She said the commission was aware of sinister plots by very desperate individuals and their collaborators within and outside NDDC to criminalise the current Interim management board, led by Brambaifa to get the present board out, because the old perfidious style of handling contract payments aided continuous corrupt enrichment.

She noted that intent of the ongoing hideous campaigns was to thoroughly ridicule Brambaifa’s image to stop him at all cost from delivering on the core mandate for which the Commission was originally set up.

Recall that EFCC recently quizzed Braimbaifa, the Acting Executive Director, Finance, Dr. Chris Amadi and the Acting Executive Director Projects, Dr. Samuel Adjogbe over some financial transactions.

The anti-graft agency had also written to two commercial banks not to honour NDDC’srequest for payment, because of ongoing investigation of diversion of funds from the intervention agency’s account domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) into commercial banks.But Brambaifa, yesterday, declared that the board under him remained focused to achieve the goal of a peaceful and stable Niger Delta.


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