The North East Development Association (NEDA)has said that the N100 billion probe against the North East Development Commission (NEDC) was politically motivated and bound to fail.
Mallam Kabiru Duhu, Director Liaison Office of
the association made the statement during a
chart with newsmen in Abuja on Friday
Duhu said that the resolution to probe the NEDC, moved by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, was just a smear campaign
against the Commission and to the north which
would eventually fail
According to him, NEDC is just a year old, adding
that despite this, the Commission’s developmental efforts are visible and applaudable by the good
people of the region especially the masses.
The director also said that the resolution which
was moved by the PDP minority leader, Ndidi Elumelu, was also an attempt to smear and dent the image
of the commission’s leadership and by extension,
the north despite the fact that the commission
had performed beyond expectations within just
He advised the legislators to concentrate their
energy in tidying up the mess in the southern
sister organization which had guzzled trillion
of naira over the years with nothing on ground.
Duhu, however, expressed shock over the silence of legislators from the north-east region who he said were expected to rise in defence of the activities
of the commission during the resolution.