Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), on Thursday, wondered why with all the financial difficulties Nigeria was going through, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) recently bought over 70 cars that included eight super Lexus that cost N70 million each. He said that corruption was omnipresent in the country with all segments being affected.
Sagay specifically indicted the NNDC and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) which he said are still enmeshed in corruption even under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said these in his opening remarks at the National Dialogue on Corruption organised by PACAC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said despite the purchase, the commission’s Managing Director claimed that the NDDC lacks fund to carry out its responsibilities.
On the Nigerian Customs Service, Sagay said, “There is no difference in Customs since May 29, 2015. If you go to Tin Can Island, it is business as usual.”