The Niger Delta Development Commission and the North East Development Commission have been advised to scrap President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for allegedly taking advantage of the masses.
Isah Abubakar, National President, Northern Youth Council of Nigeria and Chairman of the Nigeria Citizen Action Group, said in a statement issued Monday in Kaduna, “We advise Mr. President to scrap this two commission immediately as a matter of urgency so as to stop a few from taking advantage of the masses.”
He also urged the government to merg departments, councils, and commissions in order to reduce costs and corruption.
The statement suggested that the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio should voluntarily resign his appointment to enable proper investigation of the entire ministry and Commission.
It noted that the two commissions no longer serve the purposes of quick tracking changes from the available indications and facts on the ground, but instead acted as outlets for exploiting the regional capital by a few.
“With the audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission one will not hesitate to say that if a similar committee is set to investigate the North East Development Commission, both will have little or no difference. The two commissions are never needed if all government agencies are very proactive, effective and transparent in their responsibility.
“It’s a fact that from 2000 till date, over 20 Trillion Naira have been looted in NDDC alone; this quantum amount of money can transform a Nation not Region. Only 1.1% of the total population of that region benefit from this corrupt setting of government,” the statement explained.