NDDC Probe: Sack Akpabio, IMC Now – Group Charges Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has been given more reasons by a group identified as Niger Delta Renaissance Coalition to sack the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

The group also wants the president to sack all members of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission.

NDRC noted that President Buhari is aware of the fraud in the committee of NDDC, the group noted that the President knows this, hence he should act fast.

Recall that the President had earlier accused some of his appointees of abusing trust by misusing their offices.

NDRC further stated that with this Buhari should have acted or his delay will allow the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and the IMC to continue looting funds in the commission.

The call to President Buhari was contained in a statement released by Comrade Godknows Sotonye, National Coordinator of the group.

It also pointed to the National Assembly report on the misuse of N81.5 billion in just a few months by the IMC and under the watchful eyes of Akpabio, insisting that the financial recklessness had continued.

“The Acting MD Prof Keme Pondei and his IMC colleagues should not remain in office a day longer,” the group said.

“We cannot afford delayed action by the president, which gives these officials that have abused public trusts such as Akpabio and the IMC more time to commit further infractions when there are already established cases of fraud, corruption, self-enrichment, financial recklessness, abuse of due process and mismanagement against them.”

“Mr President should also take note that Akpabio fraudulently procured certificates of no-objection from the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) for the award of two contracts, the first for a lead forensic consultant at N318 million, and the second for the purchase of 62 cars for N1.599 billion.”

“The President should match his words with action and visit the 116-page report and resolutions of the Senate on the financial recklessness of the NDDC IMC, which was adopted unanimously. The report details the humongous scam that has been going on at the NDDC, and presents a clear pathway forward for the Commission.”

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