Former Appearing Managing Director of Period in-between Control Committee of the Niger Delta Building Fee, Pleasure Nunieh has made some damning allegations towards the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
The previous Appearing MD addressed the clicking after she seemed prior to the Senate advert hoc Committee investigating NDDC.
Nunieh within the interview recounted her alleged ordeal within the arms of Akpabio prior to she was once got rid of because the NDDC MD.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had in February 2020 reorganized the Period in-between Control Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Building Fee (NDDC), changing Barrister Pleasure Nunieh with Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, as Appearing Managing Director.
Buhari additionally authorized the growth of the IMC from 3 to 5.
She stated “No person makes any cost in NDDC with out Godswill Akpabio’s approval. Once we first got here, at the day of the inauguration, he stated to me within the automotive, ‘Madam MD, in case you don’t do what I say, the similar pen with which I used to signal your paper is similar pen I’ll use to take away you.
“He stated the very first thing I will have to do when I am getting to Port Harcourt is to switch the greenbacks within the NDDC account. I used to be scared to try this and he claimed that I’ve a poverty mentality that I’m afraid of cash. All of you knew that he accused me of refusing to spend cash. It’s peculiar these days, it’s about cash.
“After that, he got here to Port Harcourt two days after the inauguration and informed me that the very first thing I will have to do was once to switch the greenbacks.
The previous Appearing MD additional accused Akpabio of pressuring her to take the oath of loyalty, however she resisted
“He informed me to take an oath. Regardless that he denied that, he informed me, thrice till we had a reconciliation on the Villa within the administrative center of Mr. Abba who’s the S.A. to the President on domestics.
“In that assembly was once Alhaji Maikano and he stated the one situation is once I take the oath and I didn’t take the oath and can by no means take it.
“After that, he stated, he was once going to take away me and he began the marketing campaign of calumny towards me. I didn’t even solution him for the reason that truth will talk for itself.
“I refuse to move with him to the FEC assembly to lie to Mr. President and the reason being for the reason that regulation says if I contravene a piece of the procurement Act, it’s 5 years imprisonment with out an choice of excellent.
“So if I had long past with him to lie to Mr. President I might had been in hassle as a result of they stated it’s the 2020 funds, however Akpabio went and were given approval when the funds was once now not able.
“Probably the most problems raised towards me was once that I awarded contracts with out them realizing about it. Am certain that’s what they informed you other folks the day gone by.
“It sounds as if, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh by no means sits within the administrative center, so he by no means is aware of the workings and the forms of bills within the administrative center.
“One, I’m only a viewer of a platform that made bills in NDDC. There are other steps to take prior to bills are made in NDDC. One, there’s the problem of Lassa fever which clearly they didn’t raise that one alongside.
“No person makes bills in NDDC with out Godswill Akpabio’s consent.
He stated I take away Mr. Katulgo from the prison division and ship him on obligatory retirement and he stated we can’t have a northerner as head of the prison unit.
“I stated, I will not do this. I wouldn’t have the powers as a result of I’m simply an IMC. It’s a crime, and towards public provider regulations for me to try this. He stated I will have to repost all different administrators that refused to take his instruction right through my predecessor’s time, this is the one who was once there prior to I got here.
“So, he got here and requested me to draft a letter on my letterhead implicating Senator Peter Nwaoboshi for accumulating contracts in NDDC. I informed him that I will be able to now not do this. I’m a legal professional and who alleges should end up. He stated Senator Nwaoboshi is giving us hassle and but even so he didn’t acknowledge the IMC. I stated I will be able to now not do this letter. He stated I used to be ungrateful and I refused to try this letter.
“Dr. Cairo now stated he’s going to do the letter. He stated if Akpabio requested him to kill, he would kill and I stated, for me, I will be able to now not do this. At that position, there was once one Mr. Etiebet who was once the one NDDC body of workers that was once provide at that assembly. He now requested Dr. Cairo to move and ship for letterheads from the administrative center.
“They now went and despatched for the letterheads, Dr, Cairo now did a letter which I need to mushy on the Advert-hoc Committee prior to I got here past due alleging that Senator Nwaoboshi had contracts and I stated if I signed any report from me observed by means of Mr. President, he’s going to imagine. So I will be able to handiest write that the EDP is aware of about it.
“The following factor he informed me is that I will have to ensure that those other folks depart the procurement. Prior to I got here when he and Festus Keyamo changed into Ministers, of their first assembly, they awarded 30 contracts of water hyacinths.”