NDDC board: You can’t cure corruption with illegality – Osagie advises Buhari

Former Member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Samson Osagie has said President Muhammadu Buhari cannot cure corruption with illegality in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs by running its affairs under sole administratorship/interim management, which is outside the purview of the NDDC Act.

Osagie said that the NDDC has been operating outside the purview of the law setting it up, alleging that Buhari was misled by the kind of advice he was receiving and instead, he should reconstitute the board and not continue in illegality.

Osagie made the statement while fielding questions on Arise TV’s ‘Saturday Morning Show’ program discussing President Buhari’s stalling on a new NDDC board.

He said that the appointment of the interim management to oversee the affairs of the NDDC was unknown to law.

“Now a coup was plotted in order to ensure that the governing board, which has been screened and confirmed does not take over the running affairs of the NDDC. I call it a coup because the appointment of the interim management is unknown to any law in Nigeria.

“And they plotted the coup, suspended the operation of the NDDC Act with respect to the management of the NDDC. And then came an interim body, from there to the sole administrator,” he said.

Osagie further added that the NDDC Act did not give the president the power to suspend it.

“Now with respect to the forensic audit, which the president ordered, I want to say that the NDDC Act itself did state that the…

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