Justice Nnamdi Dimgba in a recent letter written to the Chief Justice of the Federal High Court, stated clearly that he was not in any way awarded a contract by the Niger Delta Development Commission.
According to him, contrary to reports that he was awarded a contract by the embattled commission, the said project was a product of the benevolence of one of his ex-school mate.
He noted again that the road project alleged to have been awarded to him was executed in his hometown (community), Uturu, in Abia State.
According to Dimgba, the project was done via his goodwill, considering the fact that his community falls under the purview of NDDC.
Also on Tuesday, July 28, a company identified with as Eve-Rite Logistics Ltd had stated that Dimgba did receive any contract from the commission as speculated by reports.
According to Aghogho Akpojotor, secretary to the organisation, in a statement made available to newsmen in the Federal Capital Territory, “a reputable registered contractor with NDDC, the company had a track record of both concluded and ongoing jobs with the NDDC.”
“Our attention has been drawn to various publications in the social media alleging that Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court (FHC) got a contract worth N249,555,206.25 awarded to him by the NDDC,” Akpojotor.
“We initially did not think much about the publication until we realised that the amount of the contract N249,555,206.25 and the description of the location was the same amount as the contract awarded to and executed by our company in his hometown (community), Uturu, in Abia State.
“The allegation that the contract was awarded to the judge was therefore nothing but a mischievous attempt not only to malign the judge but to imply that our company was involved in some fraudulent and corrupt contract scheme. The contract in Uturu, Abia State, was awarded to our company, Eve-Rite Logistics Ltd, by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), for the rehabilitation of the road.
“Uturu, where the job was executed is in Abia State, one of the states that constitute the NDDC.”
Meanwhile, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has listed several lawmakers in both chambers of the National Assembly as beneficiaries of contract frauds from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Naija News reports.