Niger Delta youths want corruption allegation against ex-administrator probed
Niger Delta Youth Council Of Nigeria (NDYCN) has called for a forensic audit of the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) under the supervision of the immediate past sole administrator, Effiong Akwa.
President of NDYCN, Ufuoma Erharhine, in a statement, decried the alleged poor performance of the Commission under the supervision of Akwa, whom he accused of corruption and failure to address infrastructural needs of the people in the Niger Delta in the period he held sway as the head of the NDDC.
Erharhine urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to beam its searchlight on the activities of NDDC with the aim of unearthing corruption-related cases.
He lamented the inability of the Federal Government, under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, to appoint a substantive head of NDDC, attributing the bad leadership experienced overtime at the commission to the lack of a responsible and duly appointed administrator.
The statement reads: “Failure to probe Akwa, we shall march to the Headquarters of EFCC in our numbers on November 11, pressing on our demand of ensuring Akwa is probed and prosecuted if found guilty.
“We also want to use this medium to enjoin our people in the Niger Delta to cooperate and give support to the current administrator of NDDC so he can address the infrastructure deficits in our communities.
“We recognise the effort of the minister of Niger Delta Affairs in positioning the NDDC to meet up its core mandate of service delivery to our people.”
The group acknowledged the achievement of Godswill Akpabio and the support of President Muhammadu Buhari towards completing the NDDC Secretariat.