Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:37 pm
Eric Omare, Esq., a lawyer, Niger Delta rights activist and on the spot past President of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has called for the on the spot sack of Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.
Omare stated that revelations of massive looting emerging from the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in the final few weeks used to be adequate reason for Akpabio to be sacked.
The former IYC President lamented that the common wealth of the people of the area which are supposed to be channeled to the development of the region through the NDDC has determined itself in some private pockets.
Recall that the probe instituted by way of both Houses of the National Assembly has added to public understanding alleged acts of corruption and abuse of office being carried out by using the intervening time administration committee (IMC) of the NDDC.
In a statement he signed and made available to KnowAfrika on Sunday, Omare said, “To some of us in the Niger Delta region, the revelations did now not certainly come as a shock because it was once apparent from the opening that the inauguration of the duly nominated and cleared board of the NDDC below the management of Odubu/Okumagba used to be truncated because of the inordinate ambition of Senator Akpabio to use the IMC as a conducit pipe to loot the NDDC.
He said President Buhari’s endorsement of the IMC, which he described as illegal, gave the leeway for the ongoing large looting of the NDDC.
“I call on President Buhari to swiftly act by sacking the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio for acts of corruption, dissolve the unlawful Interim Management Committee led with the aid of Prof. Pondei and right now inaugurate the important board of the NDDC already screened and cleared by means of the Senate led through Odubu/Okumagba,” the prison practitioner added.