NIGER DELTA YOUTH LEADERS COUNCIL (NDYLC)
22nd July, 2020
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs,
Federal Secretariat Complex, Phase 2, Abuja, FCT.
With highest extension of regards Hon Minister Sir,
RE: GBAJABIAMILA GIVES AKPABIO 48HRS ULTIMATUM TO FULL DETAILS OF LAWMAKERS WHO BENEFITED FROM NDDC CONTRACTS;
SERVICE OF NOTICE TO OCCUPY MINISTRY OF NIGER DELTA AFFAIRS ON TUESDAY 28TH JULY, 2020:
1: Hon Minister Sir, It is with amplified interest and inflated contention that we vociferously wish to call your attention to Point Of Order raised by the Minority Leader, Hon Ndudi Elumelu on the floor of the Green Chamber during plenary on Tuesday 21st July, 2020, from where the Speaker issued ultimatum for you to publish full details of Lawmakers that got NDDC contracts, the locations, the contractors and contract sum released so far. As a conscious pressure group, we are aware that you made the allegation against Lawmakers during public hearing on Monday 20th July, 2020, the video clip is still trending on social media and everybody knows that you were re-emphasizing the obvious in the theory.
2: Hon Minister Sir, recall that we have written series of letter to you demanding for audit of NDDC fund and financial record, and as part of South-South PSC structure we visited you in your office earlier this year, where you spoke passionately of revamping and sanitizing the intervention Agency for the betterment of the region. We still believe you despite controversies which are yet to be substantiated; we even passed Vote of Absolute Confidence on you in the Minister’s Conference Room because we repose enough confidence in your ability and capacity.
3: Please note that before you assumed office as Hon Minister, NDDC from the feelers of the gods and in the eyes of man was submerged and subsumed in bottomless pit of corruption and massive looting, as at then NDDC and corruption were inseparable Siemen twins that cannot survive without each other. NDDC was worst than OMPADEC, polluted with volumes of abandoned projects, over involving, inflation of contract sum, frivolous payments running into billions of naira, duplication of projects, falsification of financial records, padding of budget, extra budgetary and unbudgeted spending, execution of substandard projects, eloping with mobilization fees, gross misappropriation and blind looting, to the ironic extent that over 90% of all NDDC awarded projects in the last 14yrs were abandoned after contract sums where released to dubious contractors. NDDC has continued to malfunction in its dysfunction, despite stupendous funding from Consolidated Account, NLNG, International Agencies and Multinational Companies, the agency has now constituted itself as the highest burden of development of Niger Delta Region.
- From our calculation, trillions of Naira has been looted by successive NDDC management Board and Staff in most despicable manner, as such we want you to come to equity with clean hands, and you can only prove this by complying with the ultimatum, which in the other hand will be of great service to the suffering people of Niger Delta Region. With trillions of naira accrued to NDDC, over 50% of Niger Delta Communities are yet to get rural electrification, over 85% do not have access to portable water, over 85% are witnessing deplorable access road condition, while others are sojourning in the den of poverty and economic deprivation.
Therefore, as intellectual crusading pressure-group, we have joined forces with the ultimatum from Hon Speaker for you to publish the details as demanded, failure to do so under the stipulated timeframe will warrant 500 of our members in Abuja to willfully occupy Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs as a mark of protest.
Thank you as we earnestly await your responsive in action:
Com (Engr) Japhet A.C Ogbueri,
Engr Emmanuel B. Oweifurubo,
Deputy National President.
Com. James Atiang
Acting National Secretary.