House committee suspends N309.3 billion NDDC budget defense over contracts controversy

Amid contract controversy, the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission has suspended hearing of N309.3 billion NDDC’s 2019 budget defence.

Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Tunji-Ojo Olubunmi at the budget defense in Abuja, told the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC that members needed to study the budget performance of the agency for 2018 before proceeding on 2019, hence, the presentation would not be entertained.

The 3-member Interim Management Committee (IMC) led by the Acting Managing Director of NDDC, Dr. Gbene Joi Nunieh in her presentation, urged the Committee to approve the budget for 2019, saying that the budget had since expired on the 31st July 2019.

In his opening address, Chairman of the House Committee lamented abandoned…

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