The Interim Executive Director of Project, Niger Delta Development Commission, Cairo Ojougboh, has alleged that the commission owes ghost contractors three trillion naira.
He further claimed that a senator whom he did not name was behind 300 contract jobs with the commission.
He said, among the said jobs120 had been paid for but work had not even begun on the sites.
“The NDDC is owing over N3tn to phantom contractors. It is these contractors that are making this noise because they know the interim management will not compromise.
“The genuine contractors have not been paid while phantom contractors have been paid . Some of the contracts have been terminated but the contractors failed to return money,” he said.