Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike Wednesday accused the management of Niger Delta Development Commission of spending N10 billion in a failed bid to unseat him.
Addressing the Senate Committee on Niger Delta when they visited him in Port Harcourt, Wike said it is sad that the NDDC has been hijacked by political actors using the commission for their selfish interest.
“You can imagine NDDC wasting ten billion to remove me here, is the money not wasted now?….. NDDC wasted ten billion naira to remove just one governor,” Wike said
He said the Commission is failing to perform because they have placed politics above the interest of the people.
“I don’t like talking about NDDC. It is unfortunate that those who fought for it, if they knew that this is how NDDC will be, I don’t think that they would have even asked for it.”
The governor further alleged that the NDDC is poorly performing because the presidency and the National Assembly will not allow the commission to carry out its duties judiciously.
While noting that some politicians have transformed the NDDC into a cash cow for the prosecution of sinister political agenda, The Governor urged Committee’s leadership to prevail on the management of the NDDC to embark on legacy infrastructural projects like the eight flyover being constructed by the Rivers State government, instead of wasting resources on doing 50 or 100 meter roads.