Chief Dan Orbih, the South-South National Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has urged the Federal Government to suspend allocations to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Interim Management Committee following litigations and alleged corruption in the commission.
This he stated in Benin at a thanksgiving service and reception to celebrate his emergence as PDP’s new South-South National Vice Chairman at its zonal congress in Port Harcourt, Rivers State recently.
Chief Orbih said the massive fraud in the commission had denied Edo the expected development, as a Niger Delta state following the delay in constituting a board for the interventionist agency.
“I urge the Federal Government to stop playing politics with the development of the Niger Delta. We are in a situation where the Federal Government has refused to constitute the board of NDDC for obvious reasons.
“NDDC today is an institution of fraud and scandals to the detriment of the people of the Niger Delta region. Government must inaugurate a board where all the states in the South-South will be represented, so that the board can do exactly what they are mandated to do for the development of the region.
“We are sick and tired of the scandals in the NDDC. It is time for us to rise up and demand from the Federal Government to name a board that will serve the interest of the South-South. Until that is done, we demand that all allocations to the NDDC should be suspended until a board is put in place,” he stated.