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NDDC Uncovers how Senate Chairman used 11 Companies to secure N3.6 bn from the Commission

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has uncovered how Senator Peter
Nwaoboshi used 11 companies to secure N3.6 billion contracts from the Commission.

Nwaboshi is the chairman of Senate Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission in 8th Senate and he was retained by Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan as the Chairman of the Commission in 9th Senate.

NDDC, in a statement by its spokesperson, Charles Odili, on Sunday, said Peter Nwaoboshi, a serving senator, used 11 companies as fronts to secure for himself N3.6 billion contract in September 2016.

Odili said, in the statement, that the contract was the “biggest single case of looting of the Commission’s resources”.

The disclosure from the NDDC management is a response, apparently, to a revelation by Nwaoboshi a few days ago that Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, had inserted N500 million worth of projects for himself in the 2017 budget of the NDDC while he was the Senate minority leader.

National Assembly is currently investigating the Interim Management of NDDC.

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