NDDC suspends monthly payment of N1bn to a consultant
Gbene Nunieh, acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says the commission has suspended the monthly payment of N1 billion to a consultant that collects money from international oil companies (IOCs), on its behalf.
She disclosed this while speaking with reporters at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Wednesday.
She said the commission did not need middlemen to collect statutory funds due to it.
“We have a consulting firm engaged as a collection agent. We have another company that also collects three percent whenever money is paid by the International Oil Companies,” she said.
“We don’t need a middle man to collect three percent for gas. The money should just be paid into NDDC accounts with the CBN.
“That is why I have suspended the contract of a collection agent. We are no longer going to pay anyone N1 billion every month. That is wicked.
Recall that Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu observed that $40bn were wasted on NDDC in 10 years without meaningful impact on the oil production COMMUNITIES.
Meanwhile; most Directors in NDDC live EXTRAVAGANTLY. Their children school abroad and having properties in Dubai, US and UK.