- Fayose has called for the sack of Akpabio
- The former governor also called for the sack Pondei
- According to him, the duo are enjoying the recent drama at the national assembly
Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs and Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The former governor disclosed this in a tweet on Friday, July 25.
According to Fayose, the duo had been celebrating the success of their drama at the national assembly with hot pepper soup and assorted drinks.
“With this level of fraud exposed in NDDC, Buhari must sack Akpabio now,” Fayose said.
“The president can’t continue to treat looting of public treasury as family affair and his fight against corruption as instrument of persecution against opposition figures.
“By keeping in his govt the likes of Akpabio and the NDDC MD, Prof Pondei, who went about celebrating the success of their National Assembly drama with hot pepper soup and assorted drinks, the President will only be reinforcing the conclusion that he supports corruption,” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Isa Sadiq Raddah, member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has made another revelation as the corruption probe into the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) hits new dimension.
Speaking at a workshop in Sokoto, Raddah, who is also a member of the commission's forensic audit committee, said about 12,000 projects which were paid for through the agency were abandoned.
The PACAC member further added that 1,700 contractors got mobilisation fees from NDDC and vanished without executing the projects.
Raddah's revelation is coming barely twenty-four hours after the Senate probe panel investigating alleged financial recklessness in the NDDC disclosed that billions of naira were aimlessly squandered under the Kemebradikumo Pondei-led leadership.
“NDDC for 20 years has gotten over $40 billion. And when you calculate $40 billion into naira, we are talking of N116 trillion.
"But the entire money was taken away by their young people, their leaders, their agitators, their activists and now the Niger Delta is as bad as many of the rural areas you find in Northern Nigeria. Not because they don’t have the money but you can now see simply because there is corruption," Raddah submitted.
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