A lot of Nigerians especially the Niger-deltans have expressed their disappointment over the auditing technicalities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) since they were not able to properly account for their used funds coupled with the acting managing director Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei drama.
Prominent Nigerians including Micheal Collins popularly know as “Don Jazzy” has also expressed his anger and disappointment over the heart aching issue. The Mavin boss took to his instagram page yesterday to recount the missed opportunity Niger Deltans have failed to realize as heads of the NDDC, he went on to speak about Nigeria’s epidemic. He also brought minds back to the struggles of great men including Ken Saro Wiwa who lost their lives for humanity.
“I have read through to know the Senate’s resolution on the NDDC probe in the National assembly and so many things come to mind. NDDC’s birth in 2000 during former President Obasanjo’s regime was supposed to right the wrongs made under OMPADEC in the 90s but unfortunately we are still here digging the hole we found ourselves in after two decades. Corruption has now become so endemic in our nation that people loot huge public funds with reckless abandon. We are always quick to blame the elite and the government for the sorry and pitiful state of the country while so many of us are patiently waiting for our turns to be in public positions and so we become rogues too. Let’s be clear here, this is almost 20 years of NDDC having many key grassroots’ actors from the Niger Delta region who would supposedly understand the plight of the people. A very great opportunity for this particular region to be a model for the entire nation was wasted by a few selfish people whose evil intention was to convert Nigerians’ patrimony to their personal wealth. We keep talking about unimplemented and abandoned projects by unidentified contractors that were not rightly procured. Are our consciences so untouched that we continue to thread this disastrous path even with the rise in poverty level and the dearth of infrastructure across the country. How would future generations of Nigerians feel when they read this history of unabated rot?”
“It’s so unfortunate that Ken Saro-Wiwa of blessed memory lost his life for this region’s cause.If only the dead could see after their demise, would he be proud of how things have turned out? NDDC, with this huge financial recklessness over the years, is just one of many government agencies in this country that are yet to be probed,I can’t even imagine how surprised we would be if many other government agencies are perused this way? This isn’t just sad but also very very unfortunate. My people, we still have a very long way to go.”