18 June 2011
Allegations of fraud and corrupt practices in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) have been described as mischievous and an attempt to give a dog a bad name so as to justify the desire to hang it. This was the submission of Chibuzor Ugwoha, the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the federal government interventionist agency in a chat with The Nation yesterday.
Ugwoha, while reacting to recent media campaign, linking him with alleged fraud and corruption, emphatically denied the allegations. He explained that mischief was the sole objective behind the campaign, saying the issue at stake have been twisted.
The campaign came to a head early in the week when a group from the Niger Delta took a two page advertorial in a national newspaper calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to take action against the managing director on account of the alleged fraud.