The Ondo Convey chapter of the Niger Delta Emancipation and Justice Discussion board has accused the Chairman of the Apartment of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Constructing Commission (NDDC), Olubunmi Tunji Ojo, of diverting NDDC initiatives and employment alternatives intended for oil producing communities in Ondo Convey to non-oil producing communities of the explain.
In accordance with the group, NDDC setting up law acknowledged that “In exercising its capabilities and powers, the commission shall maintain regard to completely different and particular contributions of each and each member explain of the Commission.”
Particularly, the setting up law of the NDDC equipped that the production quantum of each and each member explain will chronicle for the initiatives and employments that can accrue to the Convey, and bearing such provision in mind, the Governing Board of the NDDC maintained a specific sharing draw.
In accordance with the draw, for Inter Convey: regional initiatives (alongside side venture administration label takes 25%; earnings capability enhancement takes 5%; equality of States 25%; volume of oil in accordance to states 35%; Opex/Capex 10%, making a total of 100%.
Whereas for intra-explain revenue sharing: equality amongst local govt areas takes 20%; Oil Exploration Zone (producing and non-producing) is 10%;. Pipeline Communities 10%; Put of volume of oil production 60%, making a total of 100%.
The group mentioned that in Ondo Convey, ultimate two local govt areas – Ilaje and Ese-Odo are below NDDC areas and are qualified for NDDC initiatives and employment advantages.
The group mentioned that NDDC had maintained the permitted sharing draw since its inception nonetheless as quickly as Tunji Ojo who represents Akoko North East/Akoko North West Federal Constituency changed into the Chairman of the Apartment Committee on the NDDC in 2019, “he started to hatch the spot on how he would maximize the advantages from the NDDC to his other folks in Akoko North East/West to the detriment, peril and grief of the Niger Delta house of the Convey.
“The first factor he did used to be to collude with the Length in-between Administration Committee (illegally set apart in situation by the Buhari Administration) to appropriate the total initiatives intended for Ondo Convey, especially, the Niger Delta Put to Akoko.
“In the 2021 NDDC Initiatives, moderately than following the laid down blueprint in the NDDC in the distribution of initiatives, Hon. Bunmi Ojo went berserk and with out a modicum of judgment of right and unsuitable decorated Akoko North East/West with NDDC initiatives. He ensured that almost about the total initiatives in the house had been fully funded.
“It is miles instructive to present that out of the 66 initiatives awarded in the NDDC for Ondo Convey, Hon. Olubunmi Ojo ensured that over 16 desire initiatives had been taken to the four local governments in Akoko.
“For Tunji Ojo to conceal his depraved deeds against the Niger Delta Put, he categorised just a few of the initiatives into LOTS,” the group mentioned in an announcement signed by Barrister Eniola Ayenuberu, in Abuja.
The group maintained that “By the sharing draw set apart in situation in the NDDC, 20% of the 66 initiatives had been to be shared amongst the 16 Native Governments that are open air the Niger Delta mandate house.”
It acknowledged that “The series of initiatives would were about 13. Since there used to be no board in situation in the NDDC at some level of this period, Hon. Bunmi Ojo doubled as the Ondo Convey Manual and the Chairman of the Apartment Committee on the NDDC. He broke the total identified guidelines set apart in situation by the NDDC and changed into a law unto himself, manipulating the award of contracts completely to his Federal Constituency.
“Hon. Bunmi Ojo abused the privileges of his situation of job and bastardized the guidelines set apart in situation at the NDDC. He exhibited an out of the ordinary nepotism with reckless abandon! To irritate the declare for the Niger Delta Areas, Tunji Ojo damaged-down his spot as the Chairman of Apartment Committee on NDDC to FULLY FUND the total initiatives he allocated to Akoko and made no provision in any device for the initiatives in the Niger Delta Put.”
The group extra lamented that “It used to be no longer enough for Tunji Ojo to divert the initiatives for the Niger Delta Put to his communities in Akoko, he went extra and gave almost about the total employments as a end result of Ondo Convey to his kith and family in Akoko.
“Out of the 36 employments allocated to Ondo Convey, Tunji Ojo ensured that 27 (twenty-seven) of them had been distributed to his other folks in Akoko. Here’s the top of greed, selfishness and nepotism.
“The above are factual just a few of the evils Hon. Olubunmi Tunji Ojo meted on the americans of the Niger Delta Put of Ondo Convey by utilizing his spot as the Chairman Apartment Committee on the NDDC.
“Whereas we’re no longer complaining about the stupendous wealth the “Honourable” came into whereas he served as the Chairman Apartment Committee on the NDDC, we wonder what Senator Peter Nwabuoshi did in the Senate Committee on the NDDC that fetched him the jail time period!
“We charm to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to attach us from the fingers of Hon. Olubunmi Tunji Ojo so as that he isn’t very any longer going to inflict extra injuries on us. We plead with Mr. President to advise appropriate agencies to glimpse into these considerations.
“We also plead with the Honourable Speaker of the Apartment of Representatives to attach us from untold hardship Tunji Ojo subjected us to by appointing a particular person from the Niger Delta Put to man the Apartment Committee on the NDDC,” the group added.