IYC faults NDDC audit by interim Mgt Com’ttee

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) on Monday said that the opaque style adopted by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was not in the interest of the Niger Delta region.

It would be recalled that the Federal Government had on Feb, 20, 2020 appointed a five-man Interim Management Committee to run the NDDC before the inauguration of the newly constituted board of the Commision.

The youths noted that the Interim Management Committee was running the interventionist agency set up to accelerate development of the region without the participation of supposed beneficiaries.

IYC position was contained in a statement signed by its Chairman, Transition Implementation Committee, Mr Kennedy Olorogun, Secretary and a member of the committee, Frank Akiefa and James Tobin.

The group said that for instance claimed that it procured medical equipment to tackle Lassa Fever in the Niger Delta area but there was no evidence of such contracts in the region.

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