The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has said that the Niger Delta Development Commission was treated like an Automated Teller Machine by some people.
Akpabio said this on Saturday in an interview programme with the NTA. He added that he was sure that those who founded the NDDC would be disappointed with the current state of the commission.
He also lamented that the commission has become known for substandard and abandoned projects.
“We currently have about 12,000 abandoned projects across the nine states of the Niger Delta. If those things were completed, you can imagine that the area would have been turned into an Eldorado.
“There is no way NDDC road can last (for) even two years.
“I think people were treating the place as an ATM, where you just walk in there to go and pluck money and go away, I don’t think they were looking at it as an interventionist agency,” Akpabio said.