The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC has threatened to ground activities at the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State if the NNDC’s Interim Management Committee constituted by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Godswill Akpabio, is not disbanded immediately.
Addressing a news conference in Warri, Delta State, IYC President Eric Omare also demanded that the new members of the NDDC Board cleared by the Senate should be inaugurated immediately.
He added that the forensic audit ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari should be “directly supervised” by the President.
Mixed reactions have trailed the constitution of the interim committee which is charged with the responsibility to oversee the affairs of the commission throughout the period of the forensic audit. Not only did the IYC reject the move, it also dismissed the idea behind it declaring it illegal.
Mr Omare said that people of the region are tired of people using their resources to run their bogus lifestyles.