Posted by News Express | 4 November 2019 | 1,308 times
The Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the insinuation going round that he collected money from the former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Isima Ekere or any other individual for that matter.
Akpabio, a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State in a statement he issued, described the allegation as spurious and part of the conspiracy of those who have been milking the resources meant for the development of the Niger Delta for the past 19 years.
He said the allegations against him is part of the effort of those behind it to frustrate the forensic audit of the accounts of the NDDC ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senator Akpabio stated categorically that he has not received any kobo from anyone in the NDDC or any other agency of government and would want anyone who has any claim to the contrary to come out openly to lay the fact bear before the public.
“This is a case of corruption fighting back because they have not foreseen that a forensic audit of the accounts of the commission could ever be ordered,” he state
Akpabio insisted that he had always handled any assignment given him with courage and forthrightness and this was why his stride in Akwa Ibom was described as uncommon transformation.
The minister said he completely transformed the landscape of Akwa Ibom with landmark projects like the Godswill Akpabio Stadium also known as the “Nest of Champions” and several road networks in the state capital and across the entire state while serving as governor.
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