Cairo Ojougboh: NDDC contracts were like A Winning Lottery
The executive director of projects at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Cairo Ojougboh, has once again indicted Nigerian lawmaker with regards to massive and endemic corruption at the commission especially as it regards awarding of contracts and projects execution.
Naija News learnt that Ojoughoh likened getting a contract at the agency to winning a lottery.
Ojoughoh made the revelation in an interview with Arise Television. The agency in recent times has become the target of public scrutiny over a series of corruption allegations being investigated by the national assembly.
In the interview, Ojougboh said the past management of the commission of being responsible for deep-seated corruption in NDDC.
He said the agency could award a project of N700 million to a contractor and it would be executed with just N10 million. He disclosed that emergency contracts worth over N2 trillion were awarded between 2016 and 2019. ”
Between 2016 and 2019, emergency contracts of over N2 trillion were awarded under the supervision of the chairmen of both committees,” Ojugboh said in the interview he granted in May. ”
The records are there. A man called Nelson Agbamuche collected the 1,000 contracts on behalf of the senate. “The immediate crisis that came was as a result of the budget. How did the budget run into a problem? It was in 2016.
Source: Naija News