By Lawrence Audu, Abuja
Good Governance and Transparency Coalition has rubbished allegations of fraud in the North East Development Commission, absolving the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq and NEDCs Managing Director, Musa Umar Yashi of any wrongdoing.
Speaking on behalf of the group at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja, National Coordinator, Patriot Agibi Gabriel, instead extolled the achievements of the commission in the last one year.
Established in 2017, NEDC is charged with the responsibility to assess, coordinate, harmonies and report on all intervention programs, and initiatives by the Federal Government or any of its Ministries, Departments and Agencies States; and other partners and for the implementation of all programs and initiatives for the North East states.
And after a thorough investigation and fact-finding mission in the North East, GGTC said there have indeed been entrenchment of transparency and accountability in NEDAs operations.
The coalition further expressed satisfaction with the cooperation between the ministry, the NEDC and the Nigerian Military in its rebuilding efforts in North-East.
While warning these agents and their sponsors to quit their smear campaign, GGTC, however, urged Nigerians to disregard the allegations against the NEDC and its supervisory ministry.