Ugolor, therefore, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take responsibility for the outcome of the forensic investigation and provide the political will that would end the culture of impunity in the NDDC.
He stated that NEITI is a neutral independent multi-stakeholder body backed by law (NEITI Act) and has proven over the years that its report can be replied on.
The ANEEJ executive director, who stated that to avoid the controversy surrounding the forensic audit of the commission, NEITI, which has various stakeholders, would ensure the audit is devoid of controversy, said: “NEITI has the technical requirements to carry out the forensic investigation with less resources and less political interference. NEITI is an internationally-recognized institution with a global reputation.”
Ugolor said his organisation had started collating signatures of those who endorsed this call for NEITI to carry out the forensic investigation.
This, according to him, would be followed by a nationwide mobilisation to advocate for a comprehensive and independent forensic audit of the NDDC.