Wike Alleges NASS Under Pressure To Pass NDDC Budget For Elections’ Sake


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has alleged that the National Assembly is under pressure to pass the budget of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), not to develop the region, but to raise funds for this year’s elections.

Governor Wike spoke on Monday when delegations from media houses visited him at the Government House in Port Harcourt to present letters of nomination as the Leadership Politician of the Year 2022 and the Sun Courage in Leadership Award 2022.

The Governor described the five hundred (500) billion naira budget proposal of the commission as a fraud, quarrying the importance of some of its provisions.

He said it is irrelevant for the NDDC to propose a whopping sum of four (4) Billion Naira for the desilting of drainages and another sixty (60) billion naira for security agencies.

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Governor Wike wondered why a commission that “has not completed one road in one year”, despite being established to develop key infrastructures in the Niger Delta region, is allocating such an amount of money to clean drainages and build structures for security agencies.

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