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Wike Accuses NDDC Of Spending N10bn To Remove Him As Rivers Governor


Nyesom Wike has accused the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) of plotting to oust him from his place as Rivers State Governor. 

While addressing the Senate Committee on Niger Delta after they visited him in Port Harcourt, Wike stated it’s unhappy that the NDDC has been hijacked by political actors utilizing the fee for his or her egocentric curiosity.

He stated the Commission is failing to carry out as a result of they’ve positioned politics above the curiosity of the individuals.

“What NDDC does through the supervision of their party is to make sure they vote out some money to ensure certain governors do not return.

“You can imagine NDDC wasting ten billion to remove me here, is the money not wasted now?….. NDDC wasted ten billion naira to remove just one governor,” Wike acknowledged.

The governor additional alleged that the NDDC is poorly performing as a result of the presidency and the National Assembly won’t permit the fee to hold out its duties judiciously.

He additionally famous that individuals from the Southsouth haven’t helped in making the NDDC do the work for which it was created, in that the Niger Delta individuals have turn into enemies to themselves.

As on the time of publishing this report, the NDDC had not responded to Wike’s accusation.

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A file picture of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.


In an identical vein, the Rivers State governor stated the Senate has dissatisfied Nigerians by confirming the instant previous service chiefs as ambassadors.

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of the instant previous service chiefs as non-career ambassadors, regardless of criticisms in some quarters.

Those confirmed embrace former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; the previous Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; and the previous Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas.

Others are former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, and the previous Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Usman.

Reacting to the event, Governor Wike stated Nigerians aren’t blissful that the identical lawmakers, who referred to as for the sack of the previous service chiefs following their dealing with of safety, confirmed their nomination attributable to social gathering sentiments and bias.

He urged the legislators to all the time perform their duties taking into account that their service is to not their events however to Nigerians.

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