The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has asked Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, to prosecute contractors who did not properly execute projects given to them by the commission.
Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, the acting NDDC Managing Director, made the request in a petition entitled: “Re: Forwarding of documents in respect of ongoing investigation”, dated 29 July and addressed to Adamu.
Pondei noted that the NDDC had attached fresh documents that could assist the in the probe of the alleged contract scam in the agency, currently being handled by the police department of operations.
The petition partly read: “In or about 2017, the commission awarded contracts to certain companies for the production of desks and chairs for primary and secondary schools in the Niger Delta region.
“The list of the companies is attached.
“The contracts were awarded in furtherance of the commission’s education sector mandate in the Niger Delta region.
“Instead of supplying the chairs and desks to the commission’s warehouse in Port Harcourt or to any of the NDDC offices in the nine Niger Delta states, the contractors supplied them to a warehouse described as Akuede Akwis, Benin Expressway, Okpanam before Wichetech.
“The warehouse is located in Delta State and has no relationship with the commission.”
The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC is currently embroiled in alleged scandal of financial recklessness to the tune of N81 billion.