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Again, AGF defends indictment of NDDC for alleged N183b scam

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THE Office of the Auditor General of the Federation has, again, defended its claim in the recent audit report that indicted the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for misappropriating N183.7billion between 2008-2012.

While condemning what it called negative sentiments occasioned by NDDC’s condemnation of the special periodic checks in various media, the AGF office described the commission’s action as a calculated attempt to demean the efficacy of the constitutional mandate carried out by the AGF.

In a statement, the Head of Public Relations, Mrs. Olawumi Ogunmosule, said the AGF stands by the special periodic check report on the NDDC and any person or cooperate organization that is not satisfied by the contents should defend himself or itself before the Public Account Committee of the National Assembly, not on television or pages of newspapers.

The AGF office expressed regret that “the way and manner NDDC violently reacted to the report has put the-would-be-staff of Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation who are to carry out subsequent periodic checks on the corporation in fear, considering the volatile nature of the Niger Delta region.”

The office had, on August 12, submitted a special audit report on the activities and programmes of the NDDC to the Clerk of the National Assembly, indicating that the commission mismanaged over N183.7 billion between 2008 and 2012.

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