NDDC Officials Paid Themselves Monies Meant for Students Abroad – Head of Research NGO (Video)


It was a national show of shame on Sunday evening as a top Official of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Cairo Ojougbo struggled to justify why officials of the commission paid themselves monies meant for Nigerian students on scholarship abroad.

Cairo Ojougbo who is the executive Director, Projects, for the NDDC struggled to defend himself when confronted with account numbers and amount paid into the accounts on live television.

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The official had appeared on a political programme, Politics Today to defend allegations of fraud leveled against the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio by the former Managing Director of the NDDC, Ms. Joy Nunieh.

A commentator, who happened to be the Head of Research, Act for Positive Transformation Initiative – Kolawole Johnson accused NDDC Directors of diver of diversity management for scholarship students abroad into their private account. He said further that he was ready to open a can of worms on the NDDC.

While he spoke, he called out some of the account numbers the monies were paid into as well as their mouths. He further challenged the CBN to provide full details of the money is in the account while Mr. Cairo struggled to defend their allegations.

In his rebuttal Mr. Cairo claimed that the monies were meant for officials of the NDDC to visit students being sponsored by the agency on scholarship abroad.

Reacting to the incident several Nigerian students confirmed that indeed they have not been paid their allowances for the past 9-10 months.

They claimed that the Nigerian government and the nddc abandon them abroad without recourse to their welfare.

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