NDDC PROJECTS: Abia NDDC Advocacy Groups Commend FG Over Project Cancellation,  *Demands Sanctions

Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy and Development, FENRAD
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NDDC PROJECTS: Abia State NDDC Advocacy Groups Commends FG for Project Cancellation, Demands further Sanctions

Abia state NDDC Advocacy Groups & Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD), have unanimously applauded the Federal Government of Nigeria for ordering the cancellation of all contracts awarded by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from 2000 to December 31, 2019.

The group, while lauding the federal government, lamented that the beneficiary contractors were yet to mobile to the sites.

The group, in a statement issued to Famousreporters.com described the feat as commendable, recounting that Niger Deltans had over the years, yearned for government’s intervention in that regard.

The group decried the impacts of the contractors’ negligence on the inhabitants of the region, ranging from destruction of lives and property, damage to economy, among others.

The statement read in part:

“The failure of contractors to properly execute projects awarded to them from the year 2000 to 2019 has destroyed lives, hopes, and bright futures, stunted the economy of the regions, and caused all forms of youth restiveness in the region. This would have been avoided if due processes were followed.

“However, our concerns go beyond cancellation and refund. We demand that the Federal Government and the NDDC initiate an Investigation as to why the said contractors abandoned these projects, prosecution, incarceration where necessary, and the re-awarding of those contracts to reputable contractors who can further execute the contracts for the benefit of the people of Niger Delta.

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“Abia State NDDC Advocacy Group also demands justice for those who may have been agonized and left in pain as a result of abandoned projects in the region. Those who could have received treatment in the proposed hospital these contractors failed to execute could be dead now, and children who should have gained quality education in the school projects they failed to carry out may have seen their future truncated today.

“We demand that a public hearing should be held where these contractors are present to explain the reasons for project abandonment. This hearing should include the Civil Society Groups operating in all the Niger Delta States, community leaders, and other critical stakeholders in the Niger Delta so that no stone will be left unturned in bringing those contractors to book.

“For the lingering forensic Audit Reports on the Failed NDDC Project. We are calling on the Presidency to make the Report public for claims and objections on the side of the contract awarded and to also identify the contractors who might be involved in the fraudulent activities in the NDDC. We also demand the publishing of the canceled contract for public scrutiny.

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“This would address the injustice, impunity, and corruption going on in the NDDC and the years of neglect of the Niger Delta Region and serve as a deterrent to other corrupt contractors and public officials.

SIGNED

Comrade Nelson Nnanna Nwafor

Executive Director
Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD)
Abia state coordinator
NDDC Advocacy Groups

Barr. Akande Femisi
Head Corporate Accountability and Human Rights Enforcement
FENRAD

Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD Nigeria

Tel;/WhatsApp 08033383708,07062949232,

Email; fenradnigeria@yahoo.com

Info.fenradnigeria@gmail.com

Info@fenrad.org.ng.

Website; www.fenrad.org.ng

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Foundation For Environmental Rights,Advocacy & Development(FENRAD)
Plot 101 Jubilee Road,By mosque Street, 2nd Floor,Front ,Aba,Abia State.
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL OFFICE;
Plot 11/13 Ezillo Avenue,Independence Layout,Enugu,Enugu State;
Tel;08033383708,07062949232,08056480504,,
Email;fenradnigeria@yahoo.com,info.fenradnigeria@gmail.com. www.fenrad.org.ng
Facebook@fenradnigeria Twitter@fenradnigeria Skype;@fenradnigeria.
Barr. Akande Femisi
Head Corporate Accountability and Human Rights Enforcement
FENRAD

Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD Nigeria

Tel;/WhatsApp 08033383708,07062949232,

Email; fenradnigeria@yahoo.com

Info.fenradnigeria@gmail.com

Info@fenrad.org.ng.

Website; www.fenrad.org.ng

Follow us at Twitter,Facebook, Instagram and linkedlin @FENRADNIGERIA.

Foundation For Environmental Rights,Advocacy & Development(FENRAD)
Plot 101 Jubilee Road,By mosque Street, 2nd Floor,Front ,Aba,Abia State.
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL OFFICE;
Plot 11/13 Ezillo Avenue,Independence Layout,Enugu,Enugu State;
Tel;08033383708,07062949232,08056480504,,
Email;fenradnigeria@yahoo.com,info.fenradnigeria@gmail.com. www.fenrad.org.ng
Facebook@fenradnigeria Twitter@fenradnigeria Skype;@fenradnigeria.

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