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NDDC crisis: Nothing must happen to Nunieh, Wike tells Akpabio

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Akpabio after my life - Ex-NDDC MD speaks on police siege at residence

The Rivers state government has issued out a warning to Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio that nothing must happen to Dr Joi Nunieh, former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

A statement by the Paul Nsirim, the Commissioner for Information reads:

“Rivers State Government has viewed with concern, the recent developments at the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) in which the name of our daughter, Dr. Joi Nunieh, the immediate past Acting Managing Director of the Commission, has been dragged into”.

“We hereby call on those involved in the ongoing investigations in the NDDC to ensure that Dr. Joi Nunieh does not suffer any harm in the course of their undertakings”.

“We wish to state categorically that the Rivers State Government will never support any action that will prevent or jeopardize the laudable intentions of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, to positively reposition the NDDC and fulfill the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the Niger Delta”.

“However, we wish to state that while we are not interested in identifying with the present unfolding drama in the NDDC, we will not however fail to protect our daughter from actual harm or perceived danger”.

“The State owes it as a duty to protect her citizens from danger no matter their political affiliation and we cannot fold our hands and watch anyone harm her or indeed any Rivers citizen”.

“We advise those involved in the present altercations in the NDDC to thread with caution in their actions and utterances”.

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  1. Patrick Iroro

    July 16, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    The dog fight going on at the NDDC is not unexpected. Man has been endowed with the basic instinct of survival…thus a man will pull at any straw within his reach for survival. These dramas will continue to play out so long as the Hon. Minister of the Ministry of Niger Delta gang stands as the defacto chairman of the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC.
    The existence of the IMC should be seen as an aberration cos their own tenure of office ought to be covered by the forensic audit. So the right thing now should be the disbandment of the IMC for the substantive board of directors to be inaugurated. It is not the conclusion of the forensic audit that will give the substantive board a clean slate to start from… Rather the clean slate starts the moment they take over and the forensic audit covers up to that point of taking over. If the forensic audit does not cover up to the last date of office of the IMC, the substantive board cannot be said to have started on a clean slate.
    So in simple words, kick out the Interim Management Committee (IMC) and bring in the substantive Board of Directors.
    May God bless the people of the Niger Delta and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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