Conduct and Due Process Group in collaboration with Niger Delta Youth Advocates for Development and other civil society groups in the Niger Delta region call for the removal of the Interim Management Committee and declare it illegal.
The protesters have written to the Inspector General of police informing the Nigerian Police of their intention to conduct a peaceful assembly at the premises of NDDC in all NDDC member states and at the premises of the National Assembly and the Channels Television in Lagos.
The organizers are calling for the removal of NDDC from the control of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and from Godswill Akpabio’s control as it is illegal.
The protesters would also be calling for the removal of Godswill Akpabio as Minister of Niger Delta affairs after being alleged of mismanagement of N40 Billion naira.
Remember on May 5, 2020 Tuesday, the two chambers of the National Assembly had resolved to probe the alleged N40 billion financial recklessness of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC in the last three months.
Responding, Akpabio, whose ministry supervises the NDDC, in a statement entitled “Re: National Assembly probes alleged N40bn corruption in NDDC”, issued on Friday May 8 2020 by his Chief Press Secretary, Anietie Ekong, explained that under the supervision of the Niger Delta Affairs ministry, no corruption has been recorded in the NDDC.
The protesters are agitating under these three hashtags, #WHEREISOUR40BILLION, #AKPABIOMUSTGO, #DISBANDNDDCIMC.