Don Jazzy has shared his thoughts on the ongoing probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Taking to Instagram, the ace music producer stated that the great opportunity for the Niger Delta region to become a model for the entire nation was wasted by a few selfish people.
He said he believes the birth of the NDDC was supposed to change the narrative of things that has been done wrong under OMPADEC in the 90s, but surprised it’s still on the same wrong path:
“I read through this to know the Senate’s resolution on the back of the #NDDCprobe in the National assembly and so many things come to mind. NDDC’s birth in 2000 during former president Obasanjo’s regime was supposed to right the wrongs made under OMPADEC in the 90s but here we are, still digging the hole we found ourselves after two decades.”
The music executive who is not mostly seen talking about things like this, said most people are just waiting in-turn for the time they will also get into the position of harvesting the public funds for themselves, because Nigeria itself has become a country where Corruption is seen as a norm:
“Corruption has now become so endemic in our nation that we pilfer huge public funds with reckless abandon. We like to blame the elite and the govt for the sorry state of the country while so many of us are just waiting for our turns to be in public positions and become rogues. Let’s be clear here – 20 years of NDDC have had many key grassroots’ actors from the Niger Delta region who would supposedly understand the plight of the people.”
Don Jazzy feels bad that we as a country are still following the same disastrous path despite the rise in poverty level and the death of infrastructure across the country.
“A very great opportunity for this region to be a model for the entire nation was wasted by a few selfish people whose intention was to convert Nigerians’ patrimony to their personal wealth. We keep talking about unimplemented and abandoned projects by unidentifed contractors that were not rightly procured.
The Mavin Records’ boss wondered if Ken Saro-Wiwa who lost his life for the region’s cause would be proud of how things turned around. He then added that the NDDC is just one of the many government agencies in Nigeria with this huge financial recklessness.
“If the dead could see after their demise, would he be proud of how things have turned out? NDDC, with this huge financial recklessness over the years, is just one of many government agencies.”
He believes if the same energy is used to go after other agencies in Nigeria, we’d be surprised by the outcome:
“I can’t even imagine how surprised we would be if many other government agencies are perused this way? This isn’t just sad but also very unfortunate. My people, we have a very long way to go.”