Former-NDDC Boss, Joy Nunieh Finally Testifies Before Reps Panel

By Chinenye Festus:-
The former NDDC MD, Joy Nunieh the former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has finally testified before the House of Reps Committee on NDDC.
Ms. Nunieh was billed to appear before the committee on Thursday but her house was besieged by some security agents, hindering her from making a physical appearance
It took the intervention of Nyesom Wike, Rivers governor, to get her out of the siege.
The house committee is probing alleged mismanagement of funds by the current interim management committee (IMC) of the NDDC.
Speaking at the hearing, Ms. Nunieh told the lawmakers that the siege on her residence was an attempt to prevent her from testifying before the panel.
The former NDDC managing director had accused Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, of fraud and of sexually harassing her.
“Nobody makes any payment in NDDC without Godswill Akpabio…. 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 after appearing before a Senate panel.
“He said the first thing I should do when I get to Port-Harcourt is to change the dollars in the NDDC account. I was scared to do that.”
But Akpabio told the Senate panel that he had no knowledge of what was going on in the commission under Nunieh because he could not reach her.
The Senate ad hoc panel is drawing up its report after an investigative public hearing on allegations that the current interim management mismanaged N40 billion.
The house also is looking into some alleged financial infractions in the commission. The lower legislative chamber began its investigative hearing on Wednesday.

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