A human and environmental rights activist in the Niger Delta, Courage Nsirimovu has expressed worry about the federal government’s attitude towards the prosecution of accused contractors and recovery of stolen funds from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
In a statement issued in Port Harcourt and made available to media houses, Nsirimovu wondered why the Attorney-General of the federation, Abubakar Malami was yet to prosecute persons who have been indicted and recover the stolen funds that would have made life better for the people of Niger Delta.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to keep good his anti corruption promise by mandating the Attorney General to prosecute the suspected offenders and recover the converted funds by all legal means possible including seizure of properties of indicted contractors.
He appealed to CSO’s who are focused on anti-corruption fight to collaborate to ensure that the indicted offenders are prosecuted and public funds recovered for the good of the people.
He said, “publications on the forensic report of the development agency reveals that there was outright abandonment of about 13, 777 projects and over 3 trillion naira stolen from the commission by contractors and politicians in high places.
Courage said he and other active citizens would continue to shame the federal government espaecially the offices of the President and the Attorney-General of the Federation, until they start the prosecution of the alleged offenders and recover the stolen public funds.
“Holding the government accountable is the responsibility of every citizen. We must continue to pressure those in public office to do what the people need”, he stated.