Three groups are responsible for the Corruption in NDDC – former NDDC Acting MD, Joy Nunieh

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Former acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, Joy Nunieh who testified before the House of Representatives Committee on NDDC at the ongoing investigative hearing on the alleged illegal expenditure and mismanagement by the commission today July 17, narrated some incidents that occurred before her removal from the commission.

Nunieh who denied embezzling money as NDDC’s acting MD, also denied collecting kickbacks from contractors.

The former NDDC Acting MD stated that she only spent Eight (8) billion Naira during her tenure which ran from October 2019 to February 2020. She alleged that three groups are responsible for the corruption in the NDDC and they include the management – IMC, staff of the commission and the people of the Niger Delta.

Nunieh further debunked claims of a forensic audit being carried out at the commission. She affirmed that she knows nothing about the N641m spent by NDDC on media support for the forensic audit.

She also recalled how the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio allegedly tried forcing her into taking an oath of loyalty and also threatened her. Nunieh called on the police to investigate her allegation and bring the defaulting party to justice.


  1. Nigeria with corruption, I wonder why our leaders behaving like pauper rat. Which found, legacy do they want to leave behind for the incoming generation. They are just behaving like when they die they will go along with wealth that they acquired illegally, thank God, he is not like them. They must leave everything behind.

  2. The foremost responsibility of the Head of any Government, Agencies and Organisation is to be accountable of the activities of the organisation and discipline any erring staff. As ex acting director, in your tenure it is your duty to make or file report on any illegal activity you detect. Your dont wait till you are indicted or called for probe before u spill the beans, otherwise, you are culpable

  3. Nigeria With Corruption, I Wonder Why Our Leaders Behaving Like Pauper Rat. Which Found, Legacy Do They Want To Leave Behind For The Incoming Generation.

  4. They Are Just Behaving Like When They Die They Will Go Along With Wealth That They Acquired Illegally, Thank God, He Is Not Like Them. They Must Leave Everything Behind.

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