The high level of indebtedness of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been attributed to massive looting of the place across administrations.
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who disclosed this in an exclusive chat with The Nation in Abuja, said people who had been charged with managing the affairs of the NDDC over the years had used it as a cash cow in the past.
According to the Minister, the Commission, which was created to meet the critical amenities’ needs of the people and communities of the region, had been hijacked by politicians and used to service their electoral funding needs.
He said the real needs of the people had been abandoned by those who ‘captured’ the Commission in the past, spend funds on projects he described as ‘useless projects’, which have no real bearing on everyday lives of the people of the region.
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