N65 Billion Contracts: Senate Summons NDDC Boss

The Senate has called Enyia Akwagaga, acting Managing Director of 

the Niger Delta Development Commission, to show up before it on 

Tuesday over the honor of N65 billion agreements. 

Matthew Urhoghide, Chairman Senate Committee on Public Accounts, 

brought Akwagaga over his nonattendance at the becoming aware of the board on 

the agreement. 

The agreements were granted among 2017 and this year for clearing 

water hyacinth and desilting streams in the area. 

Urhoghide said the Committee knew that N2.5 billion was assigned 

for the agreement, and that N65 billion has supposedly been spent so 


He said that if the data was demonstrated, it would imply that the 

financial limit for the agreement was surpassed. 

Urhoghide stated: “We need to determine if due procedures were pursued 

in the honor of these agreements, especially the data that we 

have available to us that they surpassed spending limits. 

“What we can be sure of is that N2.5 billion was planned for the desilting and 

clearing of water hyacinths. We heard that the Commission has spent 

over N 65billion. This panel is accused of the obligation of 

guaranteeing that there are straightforwardness, responsibility, and economy, 

that is, there is an incentive for cash. 

“When we can find out that the Commission has done it well, of 

course, they won’t have any issue. If not, we will 

prescribe suitable approvals.” 

The Committee additionally commanded the NDDC supervisor to advance all significant 

data about the agreements to it at the very latest next Monday. 

The necessary data incorporates the task title, contractual workers’ 

names and addresses, contract area, contract aggregate, date of grant, 

the sum paid to date and the genuine date of fulfillment. 

The panel likewise requested the first duplicate of all the paper 

commercials for the agreement, specialized offers for the activity by each of 

the bidders, budgetary offers put together by every one of the bidders, 

finding of assessments, and proof of settlements. 

NDDC Director of Special Duties, Nosakhare Agbongiasede, said Akwagaga 

couldn’t respect the greeting since she was incapacitated. 

“She is upset for her powerlessness to come,” Agbongiasede said.

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