Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Follow The Projects

RESEARCH: 47 Corruption Issues in Auditor General’s Report on NDDC

By Technocrat Media

ABUJA – In recent years, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been accused of corrupt practices on many occasions ranging from contract inflation to projects abandonments, overpaying contractors, the award of contracts without due process, and self-COVID-19 payment for the management and staff of the Commission among others. In this editorial, we carefully looked into the Audit Report of the Auditor-General of The Federation on NDDC covering from January 1, 2013, to June 30, 2018, published in May 2020, and submitted to the National Assembly on June 25 2020 through the Clerk. 

From the report, 47 issues which are flashpoints of corruption were contained in the document that we intend to bring a searchlight on through this publication for the purpose of public awareness and for the federal government to take necessary actions against those allegedly involved in the issues raised. We will provide full details on each of the 47 issues on weekly basis for the next few months.

List of Key Findings

Issue 1

A sum of ₦459,350,000.00 was paid to NDDC part-time board members for medical check-up expenses.

Issue 2

₦1,358,300,000.00 was paid in excess to cover imprest to the executive board members (EBM).

Issue 3

Engagement and payment of external solicitors to the tune of ₦1,582,986,030.00 without the consent of the Honourable Minister of Justice and Attorney General of The Federation.

Issue 4

Irregularities in the award of contract for logistic and consultancy services totaling a sum of ₦199,474,160.50.

Issue 5

Award of emergency contracts without stating the contract prices that gulped a sum of ₦3,001,517,063.27.

Issue 6

Doubtful commissioning of consultants for the studies and design of projects after the award and execution of the relevant projects with a sum of ₦485,128,179.79.

Issue 7

Payments of ₦1,225,000,000.00 as rent to a legal advocate on a property that belong to the River State Government but released to the Federal Government to house the NDDC Headquarters.

Issue 8

Payment of the sum of ₦698,128,550.00 to retired generals for regional security surveillance of NDDC projects without evidence of service delivery. This is allouded to the fact that a high percentage of the projects has been abandoned by the Commission.

Issue 9

Inappropriate payments of ₦725,460,000.00 for tenement rate without valid computations in line with the relevant tax laws.

Issue 10

Appointments of special and personal assistants for members of governing board and payment of their salaries and allowances at government expense that gulped a sum of ₦1,005,743,015.14.

Issue 11

₦1,741,074,999.93 was paid for a partnership on an entrepreneurial development scheme without specific benefits or procedure for the recoupment of NDDC investment in the partnership.

Issue 12

Promotion of staff to the director level without taking into consideration the available vacancies.

Issue 13

Appointment of directorate cadre personnel as political staff to serve as aides to board members in the NDDC.

Issue 14

Non-submission of the comprehensive nominal roll to the periodic checks team.

Issue 15

A sum of ₦190,956,627.75 was paid as compensation through Chris Oghene Omoru & Co without evidence of job execution.

Issue 16

A sum of N86,531,503.00 was confirmed as irregular payment of compensation.

Issue 17

Incomplete update of contract file. No wonder, the Commission is having huge track records of project abandonments across its mandate zones.

Issue 18

Irregularities in the supply of 3,852 Doses of Hepatitis B Vaccines and 1570 Doses of Typhoid Vaccines (28) and supply of Lassa Fever Kits in (23 Lots) to NDDC Warehouse in Port Harcourt and Distribution, Transportation and Storage (5 lots) costing a sum of N2,527,000,000.00.

Issue 19

Supply of atomic slicing kits fibre link insulator fibre cross-arms to the Niger Delta region without approval from the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) at a cost of N950,871,520.00.

Issue 20

Some former political office holders and some staff of NDDC retired with government property in their possession without authorization.

Issue 21

The contract on Dredging/Desilting of Imo River, Onuimo and Ihitte Uboma (lot 2) Ihitte Uboma, Imo State gulped a sum of N949,220,780.00.

Issue 22

The contract for the Dredging/Desilting of Obano-Okposha Oguta Lake Waterway (Lot 2) Imo State gulped a sum of ₦994,415,000.00.

Issue 23

A sum of N688,922,686.33 was paid for a job not done and no remittance of taxes deducted on instruction to urgently remedy failed & unmotorable section of Isieke-Ajatah Road Umuaiha North LGA, Abia State.

Issue 24

Instruction to urgently remedy failed & unmotorable sections of Etim Okpoyo Stree, Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo Akwa Ibom State issuance of IPC without back up valuation. It gulped a sum of N117,130,854.75.

Issue 25

A sum of N247,991,974.52 was paid for the non-executed-construction of solar-powered street lights at Ibe Street, Elekahia, Port Harcourt.

Issue 26

Incomplete execution of a contract for the provision of solar-powered street light complete with 600mm X 600 mm reinforced concrete plinth in Uquo Community and environ Lot 1, Esit Eket lga, Akwa Ibom State – N245,000,000.00.

Issue 27

Abandonment of the contract for construction of Niger Delta Region specialist hospital (cardiovascular) in Rivers State with a sum of N1,042,776,000.07.

Issue 28

Contract for the construction of Anua/Ifa Ikot Okpon/Isiet Beach Road, Uyo L.G.A, Akwa Ibom State taken over by the state government – ₦899,890,840.00.

Issue 29

Government property was taken away by a former board member representing Imo State in NDDC without official authorization.

Issue 30

Unauthorized revision and variation of contract sum without due process and payment above completion level on the contract for construction of Kaa -Ataba road and bridges at a cost of ₦10,930,414,996.45.

Issue 31

Non-compliance with the standard scale of fees in payment for outstanding consultancy fees claimed for three projects: Omadino-Escravos, Ogheye-Koko road/bridge, and Otuoke – dualization in the payment of a sum ₦641,204,095.38.

Issue 32

Use of green ink by internal audit department which is against financial regulation law.

Issue 33

Irregularities in the execution of a contract awarded to Messrs Setraco Nigeria Ltd for the construction of Gbaregolor-Gbekbor – Ogulagha road phase 1 at a sum of N16,157,782,480.20.

Issue 34

Abandonment of the execution of a contract awarded to Messrs Japaul Mines & Product Ltd for the construction of Udo-Ofunama road involving a sum of ₦6,062,172,454.15.

Issue 35

Award of contract to Messrs Simoka Marine Ltd for the construction of Nigerian Army jetty at Uvwaie at a cost of ₦4,731,900,048.33.

Issue 36

Abandonment of the contract awarded to Ribon Resources Nigeria Ltd for the construction of NDDC Delta State office building project in Warri, phase 1 involving a sum of ₦421,921,233.40.

Issue 37

Abandonment of project site after the collection of mobilization fees on a contract awarded to Timipah Ifidi and Sons Ltd for the construction of NDDC Bayelsa State office building project in Yenagoa at a sum of ₦421,921,233.40.


Irregularities in the award and payment of the sum of ₦126,350,000 for the contract on monitoring and evaluation, administration, and provision for cold chain storage services for hepatitis and typhoid vaccines. No indication of project locations.

Issue 39

Incomplete execution of the contract despite full payment of the sum of ₦320,254,100.00 on the provision of solar street lights complete with 600×600 mm reinforced concrete plinth at Ewet housing & shelter Afrique Estate at Uyo Iga, and Ididep Itam town at Ibiono lga in Akwa Ibom state.

Issue 40

Non-distribution of plastic desks and chairs procured for primary and secondary schools in Rivers State at the cost of ₦232,209,600.00.

Issue 41

Overpayment of the sum of ₦157,154,400.00 to the contractor on the emergency repair/maintenance of Ikot Akan to Ibekwe Akpan Nya road (Ikot Abasi/Abak Road), phase II in Akwa Ibom state due to non-compliance with the project scope.

Issue 42

Irregularities in the ₦16,222,492,843.76 contract for completion of Niger Delta Development Commission Headquarters building in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Issue 43

Excessive spending on the award of emergency contracts while the planned projects are left unattended to or even abandoned leading to wastage of public funds in NDDC.

Issue 44

Non-utilization of the project management department for effective safeguard against the poor quality of execution in NDDC projects.

Issue 45

Appointment of staff on a contract basis contrary to the provision of the public service rule in the federal republic of Nigeria.

Issue 46

Allowing staff of lower grade level to head department at the expense of the substantive directors.

Issue 47

Wastage of public fund due to collection of mobilization fees without report to project sites by contractors which had gulped a sum of ₦61,468,160,743.03 in the NDDC.

This news content remains the copyright of TECHNOCRAT MEDIA, to republish, please seek the consent of our News Editor via



  1. help me write my essay

    February 16, 2021 at 10:09 am

    It’s wonderful that you are getting thoughts from this post as well as from our
    discussion made here.
    Customized Composing Providers
    help me write my essay
    help me write my essay

  2. Jurgen

    March 6, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Hello there, I found your blog by way of Google whilst looking for
    a comparable matter, your website came up, it seems good.
    I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, simply become aware of your weblog via Google,
    and found that it is really informative. I am going to be careful for brussels.
    I will appreciate when you continue this in future.
    A lot of other folks can be benefited from your writing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Like Our Facebook Page

You May Also Like


The upper chamber of the National Assembly has approved the appointment of Shaakaa Chira as Auditor General for the Federation (AuGF).


President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of board members and a management team for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).


The Federal Audit Service bill has been passed by both chambers of the National Assembly.


Lauretta Onochie, digital media aide to the President has been appointed as the substantive chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Board.

Oil Sector

Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, says Nigeria is losing at least 700,000 barrels of oil daily to oil thieves.


Edwin Clark, one of the national leaders of the Ijaw, says the stealing of crude oil in the Niger Delta has been occurring for...