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CSG Calls For Investigation Into COVID-19 Claims By NDDC Officials


The Act for Positive Transformation Initiative a civil society group, has demanded for investigation into claims made by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) officials about some employees of the commission being  tested positive for COVID-19.

Head, Directorate of Research, Strategy and Programmes of the organisation, Mr Kolawole Johnson in a statement on Sunday, called on the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to investigate the claim.The statement reads,

“We submit that this whole ploy is meant to jeopardize the ongoing probe of the commission. Our curiosity is further heightened by the slow pace of work by the National Assembly. There must not be any political settlement on the wicked rape of the people’s resources.

“We also appeal to Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation who doubles as the head of PTF on COVID-19 to compel NDDC to make available, names of officials they claim are positive.”

The group also calls for thorough investigation into the death of the Executive Director of Finance and Administration, Ibanga Etang, who was said to have died of Coronavirus disease.