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NDDC fraud: Buhari issues directives to security, NASS

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President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted on accountability and transparency in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), saying that there should be better coordination among security and investigating agencies with the National Assembly.

Reacting to the accusations and counter accusations between the NDDC and the lawmakers, he reiterated that he would get to the root of the matter where the mandate of the NDDC has been undermined, saying that sanity must be brought to the management of the large amount of resources dedicated to development of the Niger Delta sub-region.

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According to the directive, “auditing firms and investigative agencies working in collaboration with National Assembly Committees to resolve the challenges in the NDDC must initiate actions in a time-bound manner and duly inform the Presidency of the actions being taken.

The President also directed timely sharing of information and knowledge in a way to speedily assist the administration to diagnose what had gone wrong in the past and what needs to be done to make corrections in order to return the NDDC to its original mandate of making life better for people in Niger Delta.

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President Buhari said the administration wants to bring about “rapid, even and sustainable development to the region.”

The President gave firm assurance that his administration would put in place a transparent and accountable governance framework, not only in the NDDC but in all other institutions of government.

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