National President of the Movement for the Survival of Izon Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta MOSIEND, Mr. Kennedy Tonjo-West, has expressed dismay over the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC.
Leader of the socio-cultural pressure group in the region believes that “the commission, with lofty ideas, has been plagued by managers who rather than follow the blueprint of the commission are busy writing a new order which is aimed at satisfying the dictates of their pay Masters and corrupt government officials.”
According to him, “the interventionist agency, set up to ameliorate the suffering and concerns of the region, have even been surrendered to all manner of contractors who has no business with the commission.”
The president of the pan Niger Delta group continued that, “contractor racketeering, a by-product of corruption participation, has been a poison to the development of the commission.
“It has grown over the years due to factors that include non-compliance with the Act that established the commission, faulty process of appointing the management, including the board, lack of proper supervision by relevant agencies of government, major flaws in budgetary process, lack of due diligence in the award of contracts, brazen disregard for the Procurement Act and deliberate disregard for known corporate governance etc.”