The former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has reacted to the allegations that he was awarded contracts worth N429 million from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Naija News reported that the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, had listed the ex-governor, alongside his predecessor, Chief James Ibori, as among those awarded contracts by the commission in a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
However, In a statement released by his media aide, Monoyo Edon, Uduaghan described the publication as false. He also said that he had never sought for jobs or contracts from the interventionist agency.
“We want to state very clearly that the said accusation is false. Dr. Uduaghan has never approached the NDDC for any contract whatsoever.“It is even more ridiculous that the said contract is a road inside Port Harcourt town.
“Dr. Uduaghan has drawn the attention of the Hon. Minister of the Niger Delta, Sen Godswill Akpabio to the publication and hopes he makes a correction,” parts of the statement read.