Senator James Manager has dared Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, Ag. Executive Director (Projects) of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to name the senator who allegedly got 300 NDDC jobs.
Senator Manager said; “I am currently out of the country on an official trip. I have been inundated with several communications about what Hon. Dr.Cairo Ojougboh said about NDDC and a Delta Senator on award of contracts.”
“I have always known Dr Cairo to be a bold, fearless, courageous and tall man. On this matter he appears to be a disastrous disappointment on his failure to name the particular Senator from Delta that is involved.”
“Instead, his outburst has given job to pull him down heavy weight politicians and their ever ready hangouts to make stupendous insinuations and innuendos.”
“Dr Cairo, it will do you well to do the needful. Just mention the name in public and submit same to law enforcement agencies.”
However, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh in a statement said;
“The Commission has forwarded the matter to the anti-corruption agencies and the particular senator will soon be invited and the public will know the person soon.”
“The Interim Management Committee will continue to carry out inspections and verification of abandoned and ongoing NDDC projects in the region and also ensure an enabling environment for the forensic audit to take place.”
For those who don’t know, Dr. Ojougboh alleged during a press conference recently that a senator who is also a member of the Senate Committee on NDDC got 300 jobs for which payment had already been made without any sign that such jobs were ever done.