The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is ready to direct its scrutiny towards contractors of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
According to PremiumTimes, the EFCC zonal head in charge of South South, Ishaq Salihu, expressed the agency’s readiness to begin the scrutiny of NDDC contractors, during an official visit of the Acting Managing Director of NDDC, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, in his office in Port Harcourt.
Mr. Salihu noted the existence of a syndicates of contract scammers within and around the contract agency, has led the EFCC to beam their search light on them.
He also emphasized the strong bond of partnership between the NDDC and the EFCC over the years, and expressed his hope that the relationship would be deepened in the coming months and years. He also commended the NDDC boss for the visit and willingness to partner with the EFCC.
Speaking earlier, Mrs. Semenitari called for the support and collaboration of the EFCC in helping the agency fulfil its mandate as an intervention agency. She noted that the EFCC and NDDC had been working in close collaboration over the years and promised the commission’s assistance in helping the EFCC zonal office discharge its responsibilities to the zone in terms of checking all forms of corruption and financial crimes.
Mrs. Semenitari urged the commission to step up its sensitization efforts to educate Nigerians on the dangers of corruption and further expressed confidence that her visit to the EFCC office would positively influence her efforts to restructure the agency.
It is a know fact that NDDC was established in 2000 with the mission of facilitating rapid, even and sustainable development of the Niger Delta areas into a region that is economically prosperous, socially stable, ecologically regenerative and politically peaceful.
Even though the commission has strived during the years it was established, to serve its purpose in the Niger Delta area, there has been many flaws and scams among contractors resulting in the regions developmental set back.