The Managing Director/CEO of the NDDC, Dr. Christian Oboh says the Board will discharge its duties conscious of the fact that their activities are subject to public scrutiny
To this end, he has assured the people of the Niger Delta Region that the Board will sustain its principle of strict adherence to due process, with the aim of achieving a corruption free Commission.
Dr. Oboh said this, when officials of the South-South Zone of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Offences Commission (ICPC) visited him, said the Board has put some mechanisms in place to ensure compliance with due process in contracts awards, among others.
“Since we came in, we have put in place processes to ensure that due process is followed in this Commission”. The Managing Director said.
“The Commission would be just and fair in awarding contracts to Nigerians, particularly those from the Niger Delta will be given equal opportunities” he declared and sued for co-operation and patience from the people.
To fast track development in the region, Dr. Oboh explained that the board will not discard decisions of the last board because according to him there should be continuity in governance.
While restating that the board would not succumb to threat, the NDDC boss pointed out that all previously awarded contracts provided for in the budget among others will be judiciously implemented in line with available resources.
“We are open to your invitation to ask questions, we will open our books for inspection anytime you want”.
In his speech, leader of the delegation and Zonal Head, South-South Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Mr. Nnaji Ozoemenam said they were at the NDDC to seek ways of collaborating with the Commission in the War against corruption.