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Birds, Flowers, Blank Pages, Other Surprising Things We Found On NDDC’s Website



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A quick but detailed look at the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC’s website by Naija News has revealed some interesting facts.

In recent times, the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, have come under scrutiny following a suspected mismanagement of funds by the interim management led by Kemebradikumo Pondei.

The Commission is being investigated by the national assembly over the alleged mismanagement of N81.5 billion.

On Monday, when Pondei appeared before the panel to answer questions on why the commission is yet to pay students on scholarship, he passed out before he could even give an answer.

He was however revived and taken outside the chambers.

Following this incidence, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday announced that the Acting Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Kemebradikumo Pondei, would not appear before the committee again.

Details on how the said pending questions by the panel would be answered were also not stated.

When Naija News took a look at the website of the NDDC, for details of its operations, Blank pages, pictures of hydrangeas and penguin, dummy text were what was seen.

A tab on the website labelled as “Downloads” led to a page with two files: ” Annual Report” and “Scholarships”.

These files are expected to detail information on the yearly activities of the Commission and Scholarship programmes.

However, when downloaded, the file for “annual report” led to the picture of hydrangeas, a flowering plant, while the file for “scholarships” led to the picture of penguins, a group of aquatic birds.

Six projects and programmes were listed by the commission under its “Projects and Progammes” tab. However, each of the projects leads to a blank page.

Our staff page

On the page where there ought to be details of the agency’s staff and offices, what you find is dummy text.

The website only provides information on “About Us”, “News” and “Contact”.

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