Nwaoboshi reacts to NDDC’s N2.5bn refund request


The Senator representing Delta North district in the 9th National Assembly, Peter Nwaoboshi, has rebuffed a request by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) asking for a refund of N2.5 billion.

POLITICS NIGERIA had reported that the commission had asked the lawmaker to return the said money for failing to execute a contract of supplying plastic desks and chairs to schools in the Niger Delta.

But in a statement on Friday, Nwaoboshi described the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the commission as a bunch of confused men without vision or direction.

The chairman of the Senate Committee on NDDC added that the agency needs to get its act together, saying the “charade” by the NDDC could be seen even through the eyes of Stevie Wonder.

The lawmaker noted that the commission initially accused him of obtaining an N3.7 billion contract and now it has now been reduced to N2.5 billion.

“The purported letter addressed to the Distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi was written on the 5th of July 2020 and as at today, 7th of August 2020, said letter has not reached Senator Peter Nwaoboshi – either in person or Office or by substitution,” the lawmaker said.

“Nowhere in the purported letter was it stated that the warehouse, where the plastic chairs were domiciled at belongs to distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.

“We have always maintained that the IMC of NDDC are a bunch of confused men without vision or direction. Initially, the alleged figure was pegged at N3.7 billion only for the confused IMC team to now come up with a totally different figure of N2.5 billion.

“Nigerians and the entire world could see the charades clearly. Even through the eyes of Steve Wonder!

“However, if the IMC of NDDC feel they truly have a genuine case against senator Peter Nwaoboshi as contained in the purported letter, we are challenging them to go to the law court or make use of every legal procedure available to them.”

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