The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has said that the final report of forensic audit of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will be ready by the end of July.
Akpabio said this while fielding questions from State House Correspondents on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The minister who said final report will be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari for implementation added that, action had been expedited on the process of constitution of the board of NDDC.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had in February 2020 approved the appointment of a lead consultant for the forensic audit of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
“We have fast-tracked the process of constituting the board; but we insist that the most important thing is not just the development of the Niger Delta region but how to reposition NDDC to ensure optimal performance as against the practice in the past.
“So, the forensic audit of NDDC is on course and it is progressing very well and I am happy with the progress made so far.
“And I am very certain that by the end of July which is just a month and a few weeks away that the final result will be given to the president for implementation.
“And in terms of the composition of the board of the NDDC, that of course, we have fast tracked the process and the National Assembly will soon get the list.
“But that is not as important as the forensic audit which we are finally given a deadline which is July, that it will end,” he said.