NDDC Feud Gets Messier as Ex MD, Dr Joi Nunieh Accuses Minister Akpabio Of Sexual Harassment

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A former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh says she slapped Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, for sexually harassing her.

Speaking on Monday in an interview on Arise TV, Nunieh said the incident happened at the minister’s guest house in Abuja.

“Why did he not tell Nigerians that I slapped him in his guest house at Apo? I am the only woman that slapped Akpabio. He thought he could come up on me. He tried to harass me sexually,” she said.

“I slapped him. He tried to come on me. I am an Ogoni woman and nobody jokes with us. I showed Akpabio that Rivers women do not tolerate nonsense.”

The former NDDC MD also accused Akpabio of trying to inflate the NDDC budget, insisting the minister directed her to include some projects from the refugee commission in the budget of the NDDC.

“Akpabio wrote me to put a list of projects from the refugee commission in the budget of NDDC. Refugee commission is another federal government commission for IDPs,” she said.

“How do you tell me to put some of their projects in the NDDC budget when we have so many things to do in the Niger Delta? How do you explain that?”

This comes amid a back and forth between Nunieh and Akpabio following the activities of the senate ad hoc panel investigating the alleged mismanagement of N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the NDDC.

Akpabio had told the panel that he knew nothing about the expenditure of the NDDC under Nunieh because she refused to give him briefings.

But Nunieh alleged that the minister engineered her removal for failing to follow his orders.

“When we first came to the NDDC, on the day of going for the inauguration, he told me in the car that Madam MD, If you don’t do what I say, the same pen which I use to sign your letter, it will be the same pen I will use to remove you,” she had said.

Nunieh had also alleged that Akpabio asked her to change the dollars in the NDDC account; sack the head of the legal team who is from the north; remove all directors who refused to follow his instructions and also to implicate Peter Nwaoboshi, chairman of the senate committee on NDDC.

The Ex-NNDC boss Joy Nunieh also told ARISEtv that NDDC Minister Akpabio demanded $1m for Xmas. Also spoke on how his diesel supplier girlfriend approached Secretary, NASS NDDC Committee, to insert projects in the 2020 budget.

Watch extract from the interview below:

-- olowoinlionsden (m) at 13-07-2020 03:11PM
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Akpabio thought he was still god of Akwa Ibom; a stature he acquired when he was Governor of that State. The man swallowed so much money as Governor, and his throat keeps expanding. In retrospect, I give kudos to a former colleague:Air Commodore  Indogensit Nkanga (rtd), a normally very loyal man, who found it appropriate to distance himself from this man, when the Latter was trying to play God.
-- nikiniki Online (f) at 13-07-2020 04:20PM
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Akpabio became Governor of his state as a young man....most of his mates today can't afford 3 square meals but what did he do while leaving? He built enough pension plans for himself and his cohorts so that the people of his state will continue to serve him...not satisfied, he jumped again to become senator and now this! Who do I blame? Our people!! This herd approach of selecting leaders and politicians going round in cycle got to stop! From governor to senate to house to Minister to Ambassador to final retirement without anything to show for it!
-- crusita (f) at 13-07-2020 08:00PM
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Mr Apkabio is a theive and he will die being theives.
-- crusita (f) at 13-07-2020 08:01PM
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Mr Apkabio is a theive and he will die being theives.
-- collinsuchendu (m) at 13-07-2020 08:10PM
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Stupid olosho
-- Baye77 Online (m) at 14-07-2020 09:20AM
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If the niger deltans know the the evil their people in charge of nddc have done against them, they will stop blaming buhari for all their shortcomings and go stone their leaders.