The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday commended the directive of the Presidency on the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission and also the move by the Ministry of Nigeria Delta to set up an interim committee to oversee the affairs of the commission.
The Minister of the Ministry, Mr Godswill Akpabio, had on Tuesday night inaugurated a three-man interim committee to oversee the NDDC, while the forensic audit is going on.
The governor, who spoke through, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Ojo Oyewamide, in Akure, there was a need to deal with corrupt practices in the agencies of government in Nigeria.
Akeredolu noted that only a forensic audit of the NDDC would return the commission to the path of fiscal discipline, accountability and transparency.
He said, “The directive by Mr President that a forensic audit of the NDDC be carried out remains the best in the direction of transparency, accountability and fiscal discipline.
”Such move, no doubt, sets not just a benchmark but a desirable check on how the agency would be run now and in the near future. The directive is noble and deserves every support it requires.
”It is against this backdrop that I congratulate the three-man Interim Management Committee headed by Dr Gbene Nunieh as the Acting Managing Director. I have no doubt that the team is conscious of the enormity of the assignment before it.”