- Godswill Akpabio, the minister of Niger Delta affairs, has said Joy Nuneih who formerly served as the MD at NDDC was sacked for insubordination
- The minister said her sack had nothing to do with corruption
- Akpabio also disclosed that Nuneih lacked the qualifications to work as acting MD of the commission
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Godswill Akpabio, the minister of Niger Delta affairs, has said Joy Nunieh who formerly served as the managing director of the interim management committee (IMC) at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was sacked from her appointment for insubordination.
The minister told Arise TV that Nunieh was fired for insubordination to constituted authority, This Day reported.
He said her sack had nothing to do with corruption.
The minister also stated the former managing director was removed after it was dissevered that she lacked the qualifications to work as acting MD of the commission.
Akpabio said Nunieh could not produce the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate.
Meanwhile, leaders of the Niger Delta states including the youths and religious fathers have commended Senator Godswill Akpabio on the completion and relocation to the corporate headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The leaders extended their appreciation to the Senator for focusing his energy and ensuring the interim management board carried out an unprecedented transformation of the region in with a few months.
The groups in their separate meetings in Uyo, Delta, Owerri and Rivers said in over 20 years of the existence of NDDC from OMPADEC, this is the first time that "we have seen real development devoid of politics."
They attributed this to the personality of the man involved in the management and supervision of the commission.
"...Today the region is busy, genuine jobs are ongoing, the people are happy because indigenes are engaged in small and medium enterprises projects across the states," the group said in a statement made available to Legit.ng.
Speaking on the impact of Akpabio, Chief Udo Akpanidia said the people of Akwa Ibom state are thankful to President Buhari for appointing the senator who has brought uncommon transformation to the region.
In another report, one of the contractors accused of signing contract agreements for 11 different companies in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), High Chief Nelson Agbamuche, has vehemently denied the allegation.
Reacting to a recent statement by the intervention agency suggesting that the chairman, Senate committee on Niger Delta, Peter Nwaoboshi used 11 of his companies for the execution of contracts worth about N3.6 billion, Agbamuche said such allegation was a baseless fabrication by mischievous officials and management of the NDDC.
“This is another blatant lie. It is bothersome when this kind of barefaced mendacity is supposedly coming from an official quarter. I state unequivocally that this is untrue,” he said in a statement sent to journalists on Wednesday, June 10.
He, however, alleged that the commission attributed ownership of his companies to unknown persons, noting that the move could be a sinister plot to by fraudulent individuals to divert what rightfully belongs to him.
“My companies have been winning contracts for over 15 years; I am therefore worried that misguided officials are attributing the ownership of these same companies to another person,” he stated.
He wondered why unsubstantiated claims against him would be peddled from an official source of the NDDC, stressing that the agency should have records to verify contract related issues.
He further discountenanced narratives that his companies fronted for a serving senator to secure the contracts.
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