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Akpabio assures NASS of cooperation on NDDC probe

By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has assured the Nationwide Meeting of his utmost cooperation within the ongoing probe of the Niger Delta Growth Fee (NDDC).

The Senate is probing into alleged monetary recklessness to the tune of N40 billion by the Interim Administration Committee (IMC) of the NDDC.

It had arrange six-man Advert-hoc Committee to hold out a holistic investigation into all points regarding however not restricted to the alleged misapplication and misappropriation of the sum of N40billion by the fee.

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Showing earlier than ths Senate ad-hoc Committee on Thursday,  the Everlasting Secretary within the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Olusade Adesola, who stood in for the Minister,  regretted the absence of Akpabio resulting from circumstances past his management.

He assured the Committee the Minister maintain the Panel in excessive reputation and would seem on another date the Committee would prolong an invite to him.

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When he appeared earlier than the Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi (APC, Ekiti North) led Advert-hoc Committee, the Govt Director, Initiatives, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, stated for the reason that interim administration got here on board, it has not awarded any contract besides the current distribution of COVID-19  palliatives to individuals.

In accordance Ojougboh, no kobo has been misapplied by the Committee because it got here on board.

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The sitting was adjourned to Friday when Senator Akpabio is anticipated to look earlier than the Committee.

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