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Most Contracts In NDDC Are Awarded To Nationwide Meeting Members

Godswill Akpabio


Nigeria’s minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio has shocked Nigerians by revealing that a lot of the contracts within the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC) are given to nationwide meeting members.


He made the revelation when he appeared earlier than the home of representatives committee probing the fee.

“Who’re even the best beneficiary of the contracts? It’s you individuals on the nationwide meeting,” he mentioned.

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A feminine lawmaker had interrupted him saying: “Can I ask you a query? What’s the profit that the nationwide meeting is benefiting from NDDC?”


The minister responded: “I simply instructed you that we now have information to point out that a lot of the contracts in NDDC are given out to members of the nationwide meeting however you don’t find out about it, the 2 chairmen can clarify to you. I used to be a member of the NDDC committee so I find out about it.”


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Earlier, he alleged that Joi Nunieh, former appearing managing director of NDDC, didn’t take part within the obligatory one yr service of the Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC).


He mentioned he received to find out about this by a letter from late Abba Kyari, former chief of workers to the president.

“The previous managing director of the NDDC was relieved of her appointment once I acquired a letter from the then Chief of Employees (might his soul relaxation in peace) that she didn’t possess the requisite {qualifications} to be there,” he mentioned.

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“As an example, we now have written twice to the Nationwide Youth Service Corps and twice they’ve insisted that she by no means served and that she doesn’t have an NYSC certificates or an exception.”


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