Niger Delta Youths Back Nwaoboshi, Blast Akpabio Over NDDC Board Saga
Niger Delta youths under the auspices of Niger Delta Youths for Change and Anti-Corruption has lambasted the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio over his statement on why the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) governing board was yet to be inaugurated.
Senator Akpabio had, on Monday said NDDC governing board was yet to be inaugurated because there was an error in its composition.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Aniete Ekong, Akpabio said that there were issues with the board-designate which needed to be resolved.
He said the board composition was being reviewed despite the members being confirmed by the Senate.
According to him, in line with the NDDC Act, it was the turn of Delta State to produce the chairman, rather than Edo State where the chairman-designate hails from.
Responding, the Niger Delta youths threw their weight behind the Senator representing Delta North, Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi, who is also the Chairman of Senate Committee on NDDC.
The leader of the Niger delta youths, Prince Crispus Amarabhi ovoh Jr., disclosed this in a statement made available to ElombahNews.
Senator Nwaoboshi had challenged the NDDC Interim Management Committee (IMC) to substantiate the allegation that N1 billion was paid monthly to a consultant.
Prince ovoh, backing the NDDC Senate Committee Chairman, insisted that the IMC should provide the consultant’s details.
He joined Nwaoboshi in accusing Akpabio of frustrating the inauguration of the NDDC board.
He insisted that Akpabio should explain how $91 million and N6 billion in the agencies coffers was utilised.
Presently, the NDDC governing board is yet to be inaugurated as the issues raised by Akpabio are waiting to be resolved.