AkpabioMinister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has said the constitution of the Interim Management Board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was President Muhammadu Buhari’s idea and creation.
On the outcry over the fact that the Senate has cleared nominees for the substantive board to be inaugurated by the President, the minister said it is Buhari’s prerogative to send names to the Senate for screening, as well as inaugurate the board when he deems fit.
He said: “It should be noted that the President makes decisions, based on the quantum of information available to him, which those crying foul do not have access. If he has deemed it necessary that the Interim Board carry out the house cleaning jobs before inaugurating the new board, my view is that we should let it be. As a matter of fact, there are over 100 litigations against NDDC and the board that have to be cleared…”