The Arewa Youths Consultative Discussion board, AYCF, has reacted to allegations of corrupt apply levelled in opposition to the control of the Northeast Building Fee, NEDC.
AYCF President-Normal, Yerima Shettima described the allegations of corruption levelled in opposition to the fee as false.
In a observation he signed and issued on Sunday, Shettima mentioned findings through AYCF confirmed that the sum of N140 billion used to be earmarked for the fee, however it had up to now gotten handiest N70 billion.
He defined that out of the N70 billion, N50 billion has been used to execute a substantial collection of construction tasks within the North.
Shettima, on the other hand, wired that the allegation in opposition to the fee used to be a handiwork of mischief-makers.
He vowed that AYCF would intently observe the operations of the company.
In keeping with the AYCF President-Normal: “We’ve got been following intently the systematic propaganda in regards to the so-called masses of billions purportedly squandered through the control of the Northeast Building Fee. We’re conscious that this systematic hurricane in a teacup used to be created when the embarrassing NDDC huge corruption turned into a topic of nationwide discourse.
“A lot as we, as a bunch, wish to see that professional corruption is overtly punished, we might now not be drawn right into a malicious marketing campaign to create a corruption case the place there’s none.
“We take exception to using unfounded allegations in opposition to the North East Building Fee. As true stakeholders who canvassed for the status quo of the Northeast Building Fee, we might now not like to enroll in the small crowd running to ruin all the legacy with falsehood.
We, subsequently, want to claim as follows: “We took our time as a bunch to analyze the stupendous amount of cash being bandied as having been both stolen or misappropriated. We’ve got since discovered that the company hasn’t ever were given professional disbursement past N70 billion. And we received’t be shocked to find that the disbursement got here in stages. So the place did the scoop of masses of billions of naira emanate from? We problem somebody to offer main points of the so-called billions.
“Our findings have published that the whole allocation of price range earmarked for the Northeast Building Fee used to be N140billion. And, most significantly, the company has, out of that N70 billion achieved a substantial collection of construction tasks. As on the time of concluding our impartial investigations, the company nonetheless has about N50 billion safely of their treasury, in spite of the more than one tasks it already did. Considerably, that is one company being intently monitored through even the Nationwide Meeting. Due to this fact, 5th columnists, running hand-in-hand with individuals bent on destroying the legacy are losing their time.
“It will have to be abundantly transparent to one and all, that the try to willy-nilly examine the NDDC control to that of the North-East Building Fee won’t ever fly amongst enlightened other people. The truth of the topic is that the 2 units of Nigerian managers can by no means be the similar. What the NDCC control has been doing for plenty of a few years and getting away with can not occur within the North. We don’t harbour managers of companies who would use public cash to fund their flamboyant existence. It isn’t in our persona and subsequently utterly unacceptable.
“Our team, the AYCF, which joined thousands and thousands of alternative distinguished Nigerians within the marketing campaign for putting in place the Northeast Building Fee would were the primary to take the control of the company to the court docket of public opinion. We’d have since fastened an enormous marketing campaign for sanctions in opposition to the company.
“It sort of feels the time table at the back of the most recent unverifiable accusations in opposition to the company had been moderately deliberate to undermine the continued and long term tasks. The mischief-makers anticipated that the NDDC topic would give them a golden alternative to hit on the Northeast Building Fee.