Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria has been urged by the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) to order a publication of the list of all lawmakers and other Nigerians involved in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contract scam.
The CNPP in a statement on Monday which was signed by its Secretary-General, Chief Willy Ezugwu called on the President to ensure a total investigation into the allegations which it noted will further strengthen his administration’s anti-corruption stance.
It also urged the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC not to allow itself to be intimidated by the National Assembly from concluding the probe.
The CNPP statement follows a report credited to the Executive Director in charge of Projects at the NDDC, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, who alleged that if the list of those involved in looting the commission is released the country will break.
“The CNPP has been in series of consultations with critical civil society stakeholders to take a position on the ongoing probe of the NDDC.
“However, it became imperative to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to take seriously the allegation that some members of the National Assembly are plotting to stall the forensic audit ordered by himself.
“It is cheering news to hear that the new NDDC Interim Management Committee, IMC, has resolved to ensure the conclusion of the forensic audit despite the alleged efforts of the National Assembly to muzzle the IMC and frustrate the exercise.
“Having concluded the first leg of the audit the nation await the second and final leg. But, before then, we urge President Buhari to order the immediate publication of the list of all members of the National Assembly, and any other Nigerian who have been involved in contract scam at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
“Until this is done to put an end to the ongoing cat and mouse game between the National Assembly and the NDDC management, the world will continue to laugh at the mention of anti-corruption war in Nigeria”, the CNPP stated.