Senator James Manager has lambasted Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, Executive Director, Projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
He said; “My tenure as chairman of Niger Delta committee in the Senate effectively ended in 2015. Ever since then, I have never visited NDDC headquarters in Portharcourt or any of its branches.”
“NDDC never awarded any contract to any company owned by me. Those who are alleging to defame me must be aware of the consequences.”
“In the interest of the gullible innocent public, the authors led by the said Dr Cairo Ojougboh or any other person should provide among other things detailed description of the said jobs, names of companies, payments already made and to whom as well as the directors of the company as they appear in the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC.”
For those who don’t know, Dr. Ojougboh at the palace of the Asagba of Asaba, Prof. Chike Edozien during a courtesy call had fingered the senator among others as contract beneficiaries of the commission.