The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has replied Joy Nunieh, a former Acting Managing Director of Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), who alleged that the minister wants her to embezzle funds of the commission.
Nunieh had told the press after she appearing before Senate ad-hoc Committee investigating NDDC, alleged that the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State alleged that Akpabio had threatened to fire her from the first day of the inauguration.
“Nobody makes any payment in NDDC without Godswill Akpabio’s approval. When we first came, on the day of the inauguration, he said to me in the car, ‘Madam MD, if you don’t do what I say, the same pen with which I used to sign your paper is the same pen I’ll use to remove you.
“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 and he claimed that I have a poverty mentality that I’m afraid of money. All of you knew that he accused me of refusing to spend money. It is strange today, it’s about money.
“After that, he came to Port Harcourt two days after the inauguration and told me that the first thing I should do was to change the dollars.”
Nunieh has character problems – Akpabio
In his reaction via a television interview that has gone viral on social media, Akpabio said the former NDDC MD has character problems.
The Minister who stated that there is something wrong with her temperament said her four husbands, whom she had allegedly divorced, can attest to her temperament.
“I don’t want to discuss her because that’s not the job of a Minister. The last MD you mentioned, Joy Nunieh, I wish she can go to the hospital, see a doctor take some injections and relax.
“I’m not saying that there’s something wrong with her, but I’m saying there’s something wrong with her temperament. Remember she had about four other husbands that she married.
“You also need to bring all the other former husbands to the studio so that you ask them questions one after the other because it looks like the character.”
While stating that her character doesn’t show that she is a professional, said President Muhammadu Buhari will be shocked on hearing her claims.
“They will have answers to her problem. Not a professional conduct, is she a professional? They will tell you about her characters because what I’m seeing here…if somebody comes up and say something on television channel…then the whole world…Nigerians love bad news and my job is to protect the citizens of the country and the administration of Mr President.
“I must tell you that even Mr President, President Buhari was not aware of all these things because I did not want to bother because he will be shocked.”
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— Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio (@Senator_Akpabio) July 13, 2020