Facts behind my EFCC invitation – Nwuche
By: Jane Gozieem 2016-07-28

A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chibudom Nwuche, on Thursday cleared the air on his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to explain how a N5 billion contract awarded to him by the Amnesty Office was executed.

A statement from the Foundation for Youth Development, chaired by Nwuche, revealed the former Deputy Speaker’s involvement in the controversial contract.

According to the statement, the problem started from the execution of second tranche of contracts by the Foundation.

It reads, “Following the inception of Presidential Amnesty Programme, the Foundation for Youth Development was invited to mentor and train ex-militants from the Niger Delta. Hon Chibudom Nwuche is the Chairman of the Foundation. As a member of the Presidential Committee on the Niger Delta set up by former President Goodluck Jonathan, it was natural that Hon. Nwuche’s Foundation was considered to play a role in the training of the ex-militants.

“The relationship, which dates to 2011, started with the initial award of three contracts for the training and capacity building for about 300 Niger Delta ex-militants in Sweden, Malaysia and Vietnam in shore-based and marine studies which it successfully executed.

“This was to be followed up with provision of practical sea-time experience for the graduates. Following the successful completion of the training programmes, another set of three contracts were further awarded to FYD for which it was mobilised N2.7bn.


 
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