After almost two years, the forensic audit report of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC was submitted on Tuesday as it reveals that 12,128
abandoned projects could not be traced to any contractor.
In a bid to uncover the massive infractions in the interventionist agency, President Muhammdu Buhari had directed the supervisory ministry to conduct the forensic audit of the NDDC projects since it was created in year 2000.
Niger Delta Affairs Minister Godswill Akpabio, moments after receiving the audit report, assured that President Muhamamadu Buhari will act swiftly on the document.
He said the government will study the final report to point out salient areas that will guide the president in taking further action.
This is coming few days after expiration of the July ending dateline earlier announced by the Minister for the submission of the forensic report.
The Minister maintained that the report would definitely be a turning point for the Niger Delta region, adding that it will enhance the socio-economic status of the region.
Akpabio also expressed gratitude for the timely completion of the Forensic audit report, which would be submitted to the President, adding the security team exhibited high level of discipline, candour and brilliant comportment knowing that the exercise would not be successful without security assistance.
The Minister reiterated Buhari’s directive for a holistic examination and review of the operations of the NDDC, which culminated in the inauguration of forensic auditor and subsequently the security team for the forensic auditors to salvage NDDC and the entire Niger Delta region.