Wike in his statement stated that the commission has deviated from its original mission and has become a cash cow for some corrupt politicians.
“I have said before and it is very clear; my concern is everybody knows that NDDC was set up for the development of the region.”
He further stated that the NDDC released the sum of N10 billion in 2019 to stop his reelection as governor of Rivers State.
“Unfortunately, they have turned it to a different thing; NDDC is a cash cow for politicians. In my own election, NDDC brought N10 billion cash to fight against me,” he said.
Wike stated this while reacting to the alleged fraudulent activities in the commission which has attracted the attention of Nigerians.
The Senate and the House of Representatives are currently probing the fraud running into billions of Naira in the agency.
The fraud was said to have been perpetrated by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC between February and May 2020.