Don Jazzy, heartbroken over state of NDDC

Don Jazzy

Nigerian music mogul, Michael Collins, a.k.a Don Jazzy, has expressed dismay over the ongoing scandal rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). 

If you recall, the commission has been under the microscope lately, after it was discovered that billions of money allocated to it for public use have been looted and mismanaged by those at its helm.

It is one of the most talked-about subjects in Nigeria at the moment, and many, including celebrities, have reacted with disgust. 

The latest celeb to weigh in on the saga of the NDDC is Don Jazzy, who took to his Instagram page earlier on Friday, to lament the way the affairs of the commission have been piloted.

Don Jazzy lamented the looting of funds that have been taking place under the NDDC, and fired shots at those who like to criticize the government, only to do worse when in the same position.

See his post below:

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THOUGHTS ON NDDC : 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. 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. 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. Are our consciences so untouched that we continue treading this disastrous path even with the rising poverty level and the dearth of infrastructure across the country? How would future generations of Nigerians feel when they read this history of unabated rot? Ken Saro-Wiwa of blessed memory, lost his life for this region's cause. 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. 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.

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