The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) yesterday denied paying N20 billion to ghost contractors.
The commission urged Nigerians to disregard “these self-seeking elements and the concocted figments of their blurred imagination.”
A statement by the Director, Corporate Affairs of the NDDC, Dr. Ibitoye Abosede, described as untrue the spurious publication in some dailies and online news channels by some Ijaw youth groups.
Abosede said: “The NDDC wants to state categorically that it did not pay any N20 billion to any ghost contractor or anyone for that matter as demonically alleged by the group.
“The said sponsored group, who claims to be Ijaw Youth, further called for the probe of monies that were never spent by the commission. This is not only laughable, but also most unfortunate.
“The public is hereby put on notice that these spurious lies are being masterminded, fabricated and orchestrated by persons who are positioning their relatives and associates for ultimate appointment into the board of the NDDC.”