The controversies, accusations and counter accusations of misappropriation of multi-billion naira funds in the Godswill Akpabio led Niger Delta Development Commission – NDDC seem unending.
e-nigeria! can now report that top on the list of expropriation currently rocking NDDC is the alleged scandalous initial pay out of N641 million to Clear Point Communication Limited account domiciled with Zenith Bank – operational account number: 1012613187
The deposit was for image laundering as well as media rebuttal and attacks, this is according to media reports.
Clear Point Communication, incorporated on 16 February 2005 with registration number 616900 is reportedly owned by Ekoriko Moffat from Akwa Ibom State and his wife Ekoriko Ngozi as Directors.
The company’s listed address is at 3/10 Military Street, Onikan, Lagos.
A whopping N642 million was allegedly paid to the Public Relations firm for “Media and Communications Support for Forensic Audit Exercise.”
Again, e-nigeria! gathered that another deposit of N39.4 million was made to Clear Point Communications for consultancy on rebuttal of media attacks against Akpabio and members of the NDDC Interim Management Committee.
This is coming at the heels of an accusation by Chairman of the Senate panel on NDDC, Peter Nwaoboshi during a press briefing recently, where he threw shades at the minister – Godswill Akpabio; accusing him of an alleged involvement in multiple scams and huge misappropriations.
While releasing sensitive documents that indicts Akpabio to the press, Senator Nwaoboshi pointed out that, “In 2017 alone, the NDDC awarded contracts to Akpabio in the tune of N500m and till date neither an execution or a refund has been made”
At this time, e-nigeria! cannot confirm if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – EFCC has launched an investigation into the multiple allegations of corruption rocking the NDDC, but many believe it is worth looking into.