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NDDC contract scandal: Delta Senator, James Manager requests for proof against him

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As contract allegations against Senators and House members deepens, Senator representing Delta South Senatorial district, James Ebiowo Manager has denied of contract award to his companies.

He said, he has never own a company that bidded for contracts anywhere in the world.

The lawmaker’s denial followed the Acting Director (Projects) of NDDC, Dr Cairo Ojuogboh who mentioned that Senator James Manager was among those who benefitted from NDDC contracts which he never executed.

The statement which was obtained on Monday in Abuja reads: My attention has been drawn once again to publications (The last of November 9 2019) concerning the confusion in the NDDC by Dr Cairo Ojugboh (Acting, EDP NDDC) or any other person.

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I sincerely wish to react as follows:

“That My tenure as Chairman of Niger delta committee in the Senate effectively ended in 2015.

“That ever since then I have never visited NDDC headquarters in Portharcut or any of its branches.

“That NDDC never awarded any contract to any company owned by me.

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“That I do not know of any company owned by me, that has ever gone into bidding of Government job anywhere in the world.( This may come to many as a surprise many but that is the gospel truth).

“That those who are alleging to defame me must be aware of the consequences.

“That In the interest of the gullible innocent public, the authors led by the said Dr Cairo Ojugboh or any other person should provide among other things the following please, ;

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(A) detailed description of the said jobs.

(B) names of companies.

(C) payments already made and to whom?.

(D) job performance.

(E) the Directors as they appear at the Corporate Affairs Commission.

(7)That I sincerely in the name God request for proof of evidence. This is a very simple minimum demand.

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