Groups under the auspice of Concerned Niger Delta Indigenes on
Thursday took to the streets to protest the continued sealing of the
cooperate headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission,
NDDC, by Rivers State Internal Revenue Service, RIRS.
The RIRS sealed the cooperate headquarters of the commission over a
week ago, alleging that the commission is owing the state government
50 billion naira in taxes spanning a period of 5 years.
However, the commission denied owing the state government such amount.
The protesters who spoke to Newsplatformngr.com, said that the
commission is doing enough for the region already, stressing that the
continued sealing of the premises by the Rivers State Government is
hurting the region.
They called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the face-off
between the Rivers State Government and the commission so as to enable
the commission continue with its developmental strides in the region.