Following a statement published in some national and online newspapers, by one Mrs. Grace Nene Iworiso led Niger-Delta Women Integrity Vanguard, calling for the sack of the Executive Director of Projects, NDDC, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, alleging that he is not qualified to be a member of the management of the commission, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh has refuted the said publication, saying that he is fit to hold the position of Executive Director of Projects as a qualified Medical Doctor and someone with vast experience in technology.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Gabriel Choba, Dr. Ojougboh alleged that these faceless groups were been sponsored by a Deltan with ambition of becoming a Governor or Vice President of the Country.
The statement reads in parts; “First, it will interest the general public to know that Dr. Cairo Ojougboh hails from Ika South and Ika North East local government areas of Delta State which are oil producing areas; and the Delta State Oil Producing Areas’ Development Commission (DESOPADEC) recognizes it.
“It should be noted further, that the Legendary Akporoho Ojougboh family is from Ekuku Agbor and the Ohiembor family is from Agbor and Owa Alidinma. Today, the worst gas flare is happening in Ojougboh’s back yard and enemies of progress claim he is not from oil producing area when the Mother of Dr Cairo Ojougboh is from Ika North East.”
“Further more, 60% of the Budget of NDDC are for Medical and Social Services; so for a person to be a director of projects, it means that he should be a Medical doctor, and this process of amendment is already in the national assembly, therefore nobody should ever talk about this again.” The statement added.
The statement while revealing that, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh has a good background in Engineering having attended Auchi Polytechnic from 1977 to 1979 also noted that the Acting EDP is a petroleum expert having under gone Petroleum Resources and management courses in the last ten years as Chairman house Committee on Petroleum Resources.
The statement also noted that; “These sponsors are afraid of the remarkable achievements of Dr. Cairo Ojougboh in the short period and because Ojougboh will never compromise his standard nor allow looting and indiscriminate award of contracts; so their hope has been dashed. Therefore, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh must go so that they will have their way”.