Buhari To Sack Godswill Akpabio
The Federal Minister of Niger–Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has come under serious fire in recent times.
This comes after some alleged corrupt practices in the Niger Delta Development Commission were traced back to him.
It is from this backdrop that an activist group, the Niger Delta Renaissance Coalition has urged President Buhari to sack Godswill Akpabio.
According to the group, there are enough reasons that the president can act upon and sack him as well as all the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
A statement by Comrade Godknows Sotonye who is the National Coordinator of the group reads;
“The Acting MD Prof Keme Pondei and his IMC colleagues should not remain in office a day longer.
We cannot afford delayed action by the president, which gives these officials that have abused public trusts such as Akpabio and the IMC more time to commit further infractions when there are already established cases of fraud, corruption, self-enrichment, financial recklessness, abuse of due process and mismanagement against them.
Mr. President should also take note that Akpabio fraudulently procured certificates of no-objection from the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) for the award of two contracts, the first for a lead forensic consultant at N318 million, and the second for the purchase of 62 cars for N1.599 billion.
The President should match his words with action and visit the 116-page report and resolutions of the Senate on the financial recklessness of the NDDC IMC, which was adopted unanimously. The report details the humongous scam that has been going on at the NDDC, and presents a clear pathway forward for the Commission.”