Wednesday, July 27, 2011

NDDC crisis: Fresh discoveries rattle presidency

Nigerian Tribune
26 July 2011

•As NSA takes over probe

WORRIED by the crisis of confidence among the top echelon of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) that has defied various solutions, the presidency, on Monday, took a step in the direction of a final resolution of the imbroglio.

Nigerian Tribune gathered authoritatively that President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) to immediately intervene and “stem the crisis from taking disturbing dimensions.”

But there is a caveat and that is, the NSA’s office will not be directly involved in areas where serious allegations of financial infractions have been made against certain individuals at the interventionist agency in order not to “prejudice ongoing investigations by anti-graft agencies.”

An impeccable source at the Presidential Villa told Nigerian Tribune that President Jonathan was particularly unhappy about report of circulation of fake contract award letters at the commission, reports the NDDC described as untrue.

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