Niger Delta stakeholders have come out to say that Godswill Akpabio has failed the region.
Ex Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom and National Chairman, Pan Niger-Delta Forum, PANDEF, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd.) recently came out to say that he is very interested in the quick completion of the probe of NDDC by the National Assembly.
According to him, the drama at the National Assembly is childish and it is high time they conducted an investigation without fear or favour for the resolution of the matter.
He added that the investigation must be wrapped up in time because for a while now, nothing has come into the Niger Delta from the NDDC.
His words, “PANDEF had said before now that whoever was a contractor within that time frame should be made public so that we know those that have done well and those who have not done well for Niger Delta. So our concern is for them to finish whatever investigation they are doing in time because within the one and half years now, nothing has come into the Niger Delta from the NDDC.”
“We are not interested in the drama they are doing at the National Assembly. It is childish, that is why I do not want to make any comment on that. All those things as far as we are concerned are a distraction. We just want the National Assembly to do its own investigation without fear or favour. That is my take on that.”
His Majesty, Michael Omeru added, “President Muhammadu Buhari should inaugurate the NDDC Board cleared by the National Assembly with Chief Bernard Okumagba as Managing Director now. President Buhari may have realized that the contrived Interim Management Committee, IMC, was sold to him with adverse purpose going by the absurd revelations coming from the committee members themselves at the NASS probe.”
“Chief Okumagba, a technocrat and financial management expert, could not have involved a board under him in what the country is witnessing now. I would like to appeal to the President to take a close look at suggestions and submissions from his appointees to avoid the numerous flaws in his government. Most appointees put their personal interest first and foremost.
“Furthermore, he should allow due process to take center stage from now on.”