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Nigeria: Nwaoboshi Denies Link With 11 Companies Allegedly Used for NDDC Contracts

Posted by on June 9th, 2020 Under Music


Abuja — The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has washed his hands off the 11 companies allegedly linked to him for the collection of contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in 2016.

NDDC had accused Nwaoboshi, of looting N3.6 billion from the commission and called on the senator to step down as Chairman of the Senate Committee on NDDC.

The commission said the senator used 11 companies owned by or traceable to him to collect contracts worth the amount in 2016.

“It is perhaps the biggest single case of looting of the commission’s resources”, NDDC said in a statement signed by its Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Charles Odili.

But in a swift reaction, the senator has refuted the claims that he collected contracts from the NDDC with 11 different companies without executing them .

He said the allegations were nothing but national embarrassment that must stop.

According to him, none of all the 11 companies listed belong to him as far as records at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) are concerned.

He challenged the NDDC officials to substantiate their allegations with required documents implicating him as evidence if they have.

“The smear campaign and character assassination of people perceived to be stumbling blocks against the rot in NDDC over the years must stop in the national interest”, he added.