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Senate Summons AGF Over NDDC Funds

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The Senate Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has invited the Accountant-General of the Federation to answer questions over the non-remittances of some Federal Government agencies’ contributions to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The committee chairman, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, had earlier given a directive that the management of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) and Ecological Fund Office (EFO) appear before the committee to explain reasons they did not remit funds due to the NDDC in the past.

According to the chairman, the committee was conducting a holistic investigation into the activities of the NDDC, especially why they were not performing well despite the huge resources at their disposal.

He said, “What we want to do is to find out first, the claims in some quota that colossal amount had been given to the people of Niger Delta region through the NDDC. We want to know how much the agency had received so far from 2000 to date and the projects it had executed with the money.”

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“We want to know those who are contributing to the agency. We have asked the Managing Director of the NLNG, Mr, Babs Omotowa, and he said that they have not been contributing money to the NDDC.

“The next step the committee would take now is to invite the Accountant-General of the Federation and investigate the matter to know why the two agencies of government had not been remitting what is due to the NDDC to it. What we want to do is to find out first, the claims in some quota that colossal amount had been given to the people of Niger Delta region through the NDDC hence there is nothing on the ground.

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