Acting Executive Director (Projects) of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh has told Senator James Manager not to panic over the name of the Senator with 300 phantom contracts, saying that the Commission has already forwarded the issue to the anti-corruption agencies and the name of the senator would soon be known.
Ojougboh, while responding to an online statement credited to Senator James Manager where he challenged Dr. Cairo Ojougboh to name the Senator who allegedly own over 300 jobs in NDDC.
Manager had in the statement said; “I am currently out of the country on an official trip. I have been inundated with several communications about what Dr. Cairo Ojougboh said about NDDC and a Delta Senator on award of contracts. I have always known Dr Cairo to be a bold, fearless, courageous and tall man.
“On this matter he appears to be a disastrous disappointment on his failure to name the particular Senator from Delta that is involved. Instead his outburst has given job to pull him down heavy weight politicians and their ever ready hangouts to make stupendous insinuations and innuendos. Dr Cairo, It will do you well to do the needful. Just mention the name in public and submit same to Law Enforcement Agencies”.
In a swift reaction, through a signed statement, Ojougboh told Senator James Manager that the senator would soon be invited by the anti-corruption agencies for questioning. “The Commission has forwarded the matter to the anti corruption agencies and the particular Senator will soon be invited and the public will know the person soon”, he added.
Ojougboh noted that the Interim Management Committee will continue to carry out inspection and verification of abandoned and ongoing NDDC projects in the region and also ensure an enabling environment for the forensic audit to take place.