Senator Godswill Akpabio
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on Monday, accused the Home of Representatives Committee investigating monetary mismanagement within the Niger Delta Improvement Fee, of bullying him.
The Home is presently grilling Akpabio because the supervising minister of the NDDC.
The investigative listening to is being held on the Convention Room 231 of the Home.
Earlier, the appearing Managing Director of NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, had collapsed whereas being grilled by the lawmakers.
However when the listening to resumed, the committee Deputy Chairman, Thomas Ereyitomi, who presided over the listening to, requested the minister if the three main tasks he had carried out had the approval of the Federal Government Council.
Akpabio, who was interrupted whereas answering the query, stated, “Mr Chairman, the situation, the place we’re in now, doesn’t require bullying, with due respect.”
Nevertheless, Ereyitomi responded, “We’re not bullying you, honourable minister. Reply the query straight. You realize you’re my chief. An unusual chief.”
Ereyitomi, who later thanked the minister for his time, stated the aim of the committee was to not witchhunt anybody however reasonably to offer an avenue for “an interactive session” and likewise and a possibility to listen to the minister’s facet of the story.