• Threatens Protests, Court Orders
A group, Niger Delta Interest Movement (NDIM) has frowned at the non-inclusion of the tenure of former Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Ekere Nsima in the ongoing probe by the National Assembly.
The group, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Dr. Cosmos Awipi, in Asaba, advised both the Senate and House of Representatives not to turn blind eye on Ekere’s tenure.
While commending the lawmakers for their courage in probing the perceived illegalities bedeviling Niger Delta’s development, the group promised to work with the lawmakers to ensure all culprits are brought to book.
According to the group: “Although Ekere claimed to have left N120b in NDDC account, his regime could not boast of being clear of corruption and other vices, in all its activities.
The statement further read: “We will storm the National Assembly to protest, if Ekere is not invited. We will compel them with court orders and in the same vein, furnish the Assembly with avalanche of documents. If the lawmakers must purge the NDDC, they cannot afford to overlook the years of Ekere’s service.”
“It is not enough that he left N120b in the account. The question is: how accountable was the commission under his reign? We need details of how funds from International Oil Companies (IOCs) were utilised. Ekere’s property span Nigeria and overseas.”