The Federal Governments has cancelled all contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) before December 31, 2019.
This is just as the FG has also directed the affected contractors, who have been mobilised, to refund all monies to NDDC accounts with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The FG’s directive is contained in a statement by NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Dr. Ibitoye Abosede and made available to journalists on Sunday.
several probes and dramas had trailed the activities of the intervention agency in the last three years.
There’s been outcry from various quarters including monarchs for the reconstitution of the NDDC board since the exit of minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio who’s a presidential aspirant under the APC.
The NDDC statement read: “This is to bring to the notice of all contractors engaged by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), as well as stakeholders and the general public, that the Presidency has directed that all projects awarded by the Commission before December 31, 2019, for which the beneficiary contractors are yet to mobilise to site, are by this directive cancelled.
“This cancellation is subject to any future re-award in accordance with the Public Procurement Act and in line with the terms of the contracts for the award of the said projects.
“Consequently, all affected contractors are advised to note that all monies earlier received by way of mobilization for any of the projects are to be promptly refunded to the Commission’s Account with the Central Bank of Nigeria.”