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NDDC wants EFCC to probe erring contractors

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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has sought the assistance of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe mobilised contractors that failed to deliver.

Spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Tony Orilade said NDDC’s acting managing director, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, made the request yesterday during a courtesy visit to the Port Harcourt zonal office of the EFCC.

Pondie was quoted as saying: “We have reports of projects awarded and paid for, but not executed. There is need for us to work on these cases.”

The NDDC boss noted that petitions, both genuine and frivolous, from communities on abandoned projects, have become a source of distraction to the interim management committee (IMC), requesting that the matter be investigated by the anti-corruption organisation.

Pondei, who said he was at the commission to “establish good working relationship with the EFCC”, urged the forensic auditors to interface with the agency. Responding, the EFCC Zonal Head, Usman Imam, described the visit as remarkable.

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