Tompolo made the plea in a statement he signed and made available to journalists on Friday.
Speaking at the Radio Nigeria morning interview program; Politics Nationwide, on Tuesday, Akpabio said,” let me assure my people in the Niger Delta Region that when the report of the Forensic Audit is received by President Muhammadu Buhari, and the NDDC board inaugurated, with guidelines based on the recommendations of the Auditors, we would all be happy for it, because the Commission will become bankable and able to access international loan facilities for development purposes.”
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said on Sunday that it was curious that the threat came less than 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari met with the leadership of the Niger Delta and Ijaw National Congress (INC) at the Presidential Villa, where germane issues raised by the group, especially call for restructuring of the Federation, and the inauguration of a board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), were responded to.
He also reiterated the commitment of the President Mohammadu Buhari-led administration to changing the negative narrative in the region.
These were the words of the Minister of Niger Delta and supervising Minister of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Godswill Akpabio, shortly after taking the wind off the sail of what would have been another Armageddon in the Niger Delta region.
In a press statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, the group, with headquarters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, stated that, “rather than vilify Akpabio for making the trip through the creeks, he should be commended and encouraged to do more for the peace of the region.”
The Interim Administrator of the NDDC, Efiong Akwa made the promise when a delegation from the NDDC Chapter and Rivers State Branch Executive of NIM paid him a courtesy call at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt.
MOSIEND made the call in a statement by its National Secretary, Amain Contrell, on Thursday in Yenagoa.
Ibifa was said to have been waylaid and abducted by heavily armed men on Wednesday along the popular Obiri Ikwere axis of East West Road on his way from the Port Harcourt International Airport to the venue of a scheduled meeting with the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Akpabio stated this during the graduation ceremony of trainees, drawn from the nine Niger Delta states, in Computer Skills Acquisition programme, at the Law Auditorium of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt.
The upper chamber made the call in a resolution reached on Tuesday after it considered a motion titled “Another Cry to Rescue Ayetoro Community in Ondo State From Continuous Ocean Surge”.
The group threatened a showdown with political office holders from the Niger Delta region in the federal cabinet if nothing is done to fast track the development of the region.
His spokesman, Anietie Ekong, said it was actually Akpabio who sought audience with the EFCC to discuss issues surrounding transfer of funds belonging to the Niger Delta Development Commission.
Senator Akpabio, who inaugurated the commencement of the field visits of projects sites during the Strategic Capacity Building workshop of the commission at Ibom Icon Hotels and Golf Resort in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, said that the 16 field auditors would now begin to identify and verify the projects across the Niger Delta region.
The President, who virtually launched the building from the Council Chamber of the State House, said the land was acquired by the Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission (OMPADEC) in 1996, and was abandoned after series of design amendments.
Why would anybody give our President, Muhammadu Buhari, a retired General, such an order? Their complaint was that the two government officers agreed to and actually returned unspent funds approved by government in 2020 for payment of PAP contractors.
The palliative was part of the 1,400 bags of rice distributed by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs through the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to cushion the effect of COVID-19 in Cross River.
Speaking during a meeting with some key actors in the creative industry at the Rivers State office of the NDDC in Port Harcourt, the Interim Administrator, Efiong Akwa, said that NDDC will continue to create programmes to address the challenges of youths in the Niger Delta region.
Prof. Kola Sonaike, the Vice Chancellor, stated this on Monday at a press conference, ahead of the institution’s 11th convocation scheduled for Friday.
Similarly, the former Senate Minority Leader has threatened legal action against the purveyors of the news in order to clear his name and that of Malami from the malicious publication