NDDC: Investigate Akpabio Over Missing Files — Nunieh To Police

by on July 17, 2020

The Nigeria Police Force has been asked to investigate and charge the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio over alleged missing files in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

A former managing director of the NDDC, Joy Nunieh, who made this demand when she virtually appeared before the House Committee on NDDC on Friday, said Akpabio was involved in the disappearance of files belonging to the NDDC against the decision of the management of the Commission.

According to her, the missing files contained contracts of unexecuted contracts in which Akpabio was involved.

She also alleged that Akpabio sent life-threatening text messages to her.

“Because he is aware that I would not do his will, in a text message he sent to my phone, he said he ‘who lives by the gun would die by the gun’,” Nunieh alleged.

Nunieh further said that Akpabio has not contracted any credible forensic company in Nigeria to conduct a forensic audit of the NDDC as directed by Nigerian Ruler, Muhammadu Buhari.

“I challenge him to bring out one of the nine companies to come out and say they are carrying out a forensic audit.

“There is no forensic audit going on, there are nine trustworthy forensic companies in Nigeria, none of our major auditing Nigeria firms is handling the forensics,” Nunieh alleged.

The former NDDC MD noted that in the certificate of no objection provided to the lead consultant on a forensic audit by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), no source of the fund was stated in it.

Nunieh said: “The BPP failed and neglected to state the source of fund in the certificate of no objection provided to the lead counsel. The contract has not been approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the NDDC had no budget by then because the 2020 budget had not been passed, so where is the money coming from.”

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