The South-South Governors Forum have thrown is weight behind the order given by President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to conduct a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Chairman of the South-South Governors Forum, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State in a statement issued on Thursday, said that they were sure that a forensic audit of the commission will set it on a sound corporate governance footing.
According to the Governors, it was their desire to see an NDDC that is fully alive and responsive to its mandate of accelerating infrastructural development of the Niger Delta region.
According to the Governors, “It behoves on us to respect the Senate oversight function and allow it to discharge this responsibility in a fair, transparent and equitable manner.
“The South-South Governors are desirous to see an NDDC that is fully alive and responsive to its mandate of accelerating infrastructural development of the Niger Delta region and enhancing the general living conditions of our people. Hence, we will not hesitate to give our unqualified support to any policy initiative that will make this a reality.
“The Forum wishes to advise the combatants in the current crisis in the NDDC to refrain from utterances and actions that will breach the peace and security of the region,” the South-South Governors added.