NDDC Saga: Akpabio throws new challenge at lawmakers

The ongoing NDDC investigation is about to take a new dimension as the NDDC ministers, Godswill Akpabio throws new challenge at lawmakers.

Godswill Akpabio dares the National Assembly to conduct a thorough investigation of NDDC from inception if they really mean the probe.


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The former governor of Akwa Ibom said this while receiving members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in his house in Abuja.

On Thursday, Akpabio told lawmakers that the probe should cover all the years of NDDC’s existence.

Akpabio urged Nigerians to “ask questions”.

“How come it is only now that even our parliament has found it necessary to conduct a selective probe of NDDC? Instead of beginning from the inception, year 2001, they are now doing five months probe out of almost 20 years of existence. Why?

“NDDC has been in existence since 1999; what is really happening now? How is it all petitions on earth are happening? When the wind blows, it blows along with the answer,” he said.

He recalled that after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the forensic audit of NDDC, he pointed out that as soon as this forensic audit commences, “hell would be let loose”.

The minister said the campaign against him and the Interim Management Committee “is so well-funded that you hardly open a newspaper and you don’t see a screaming headline”.

Akpabio added that all everyone is talking about is corruption in five months, “not corruption in 19 years and seven months”.

Recall that Godswill Akpabio is under intense probe by the legislature who are reviewing the financial activities in the past months.

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