- Senator Godswill Akpabio, the minister in charge of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says he is under attack
- Akpabio notes that those attacking him do not want the forensic audit ordered for the commission by President Muhammadu Buhari
- The minister denies receiving money from the past managing director of the NDDC
The minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has confirmed being under attack from those who feel uncomfortable with President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to probe the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Akpabio said those attacking him are the set of people who do not want the forensic audit of the commission, but that he would not bulge concerning the directive of Buhari to clean the NDDC of corruption.
The minister assured that the president would touch the lives of the Niger Deltans and bring the needed development to the region.
Warning those he accused of attacking him, the minister noted that he had always carried out tasks handed to him without fear or favour.
He also recalled how he governed Akwa Ibom, adding that his job as minister would not be different.
The minister denied allegation that he collected money from a former managing director of the NDDC, Isima Ekere, describing the claim as a part of the conspiracy from those who wanted the status quo to remain.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the state chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently asked President Buhari to sack Akpabio.
Akpabio was said to have angered the party's chairmen when he set up a new committee for the NDDC despite the appointment of the substantive board by the president.
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