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By PRAISE PAX

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, on Tuesday, said the present regime was committed to repositioning the Niger Delta Development Commission despite the grumblings being experienced.

The National Assembly has been probing the finances of the intervention agency with the exercise throwing up a lot of revelations The exercise had also thrown up counter-allegations between the minister and a former Managing Director of the commission, Joy Nunieh,

In a meeting with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, however, Akpabio who was asked to react to some of the accusations made against him by Nunieh said he would rather not discuss personalities but focus on the region.

The minister who promised to talk to the press at the appropriate time, said: “We are very determined to reposition the NDDC.”

The former Akwa Ibom State governor attributed the commission’s problem to what he called “years of endemic corruption.”

“The President is determined to be remembered as the President that cleaned up the place and I am committed to this,” the minister added.

He said the forensic auditors approved by the Federal Executive Council for the commission had started work with hundreds of documents made available to them and there was no going back.

The former Senate Minority Leader said the “grumblings” trailing the exercise were further confirmation that people do not like a change in the status quo


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