Cairo Ojougboh, Government Director (Tasks), Niger Delta Growth Fee (NDDC) has refuted claims that the company gave federal lawmakers cash.
He allegedly mentioned Senators and Home of Representatives members received N20million and N15million respectively as COVID-19 palliatives.
Denying the allegation, the Senate dared him to offer proof.
In a press release on Tuesday, Ojougboh mentioned he neither issued nor made such a press release, including that there was no such provision in NDDC funds.
The director instructed Nigerians that he would have resisted such a cost if it had been ever introduced up by the fee.
He famous that the Interim Administration Committee has championed a marketing campaign to cleanse the fee of apparent corruption and frivolous funds, and restore it to its core mandate of facilitating the sustainable growth of the Niger Delta area.
“I and the IMC, in addition to the Fee, have been clear to state that the Nationwide Meeting, as a distinguished physique, in addition to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Home of Representatives, are absolved of blame. Certainly, the primary physique of the Nationwide Meeting is unaware of the questionable happenings within the NDDC,” he mentioned.
Ojougboh mentioned malicious lies towards him present the extent individuals can go to convey hurt to people and trigger disaffection amongst individuals and between establishments.
He added that his service Nigeria “and love for the wellbeing of the Niger Delta area and our individuals is not going to permit me to denigrate the lofty establishment such because the Nationwide Meeting, an necessary beacon of our collective democratic journey.”
Ojougboh burdened that being a former member of the Nationwide Meeting, he holds the establishment within the highest esteem.
“I’ve all the time acknowledged that I’m a person of peace and a soldier of reality. I’ve sufficient integrity and honour to face by my statements. And let it’s affirmed right here that I don’t challenge statements on behalf of the Fee”, his assertion learn.