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I slapped Akpabio for sexually harassing me, says ex-NDDC MD

I slapped Akpabio for sexually harassing me, says ex-NDDC MD
July 13
10:52 2020

Joy Nunieh, former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says she slappped Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, for sexually harassing her.

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Speaking on Monday during an interview on Arise TV, Nunieh said the incident happened at the minister’s guest house in Abuja.

She said her reaction to the alleged harassment proved her intolerance for “nonsense” as a woman from Rivers state.

“Why did he not tell Nigerians that I slapped him in his guest house at Apo? I am the only woman that slapped Akpabio. He thought he could come up on me. He tried to harass me sexually,” she said.

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“I slapped him. He tried to come on me. I am an Ogoni woman and nobody jokes with us. I showed Akpabio that Rivers women do not tolerate nonsense.”

The former NDDC MD also accused Akpabio of trying to inflate the NDDC budget.

She said the minister directed her to include some projects from the refugee commission in the budget of the NDDC.

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“Akpabio wrote me to put a list of projects from the refugee commission in the budget of NDDC. Refugee commission is another federal government commission for IDPs,” she said.

“How do you tell me to put some of their projects in the NDDC budget when we have so many things to do in the Niger Delta? How do you explain that?”

Nunieh and Akpabio have made allegations against each other following the activities of the senate ad hoc panel investigating the alleged mismanagement of N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the NDDC.

Akpabio had told the panel that he knew nothing about the expenditure of the NDDC under Nunieh because she refused to give him briefings.

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But Nunieh alleged that the minister engineered her removal for failing to follow his illegal orders.

“When we first came to the NDDC, on the day of going for the inauguration, he told me in the car that Madam MD, If you don’t do what I say, the same pen which I use to sign your letter, it will be the same pen I will use to remove you,” she had said.

Nunieh also alleged that Akpabio asked her to change the dollars in the NDDC account; sack the head of the legal team who is from the north; remove all directors who refused to follow his instructions and also to implicate Peter Nwaoboshi, chairman of the senate committee on NDDC.

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10 Comments

  1. Taimtn
    Taimtn July 13, 12:27

    Why this piece meal release of information? Can she please prove them. When it was good we did not hear this story. She is not a spring chicken. Why did she not take up these serious allegations as soon as they happened. Is this another Oshiomole style of politics that APC is teaching nigerians?

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  2. Ojo
    Ojo July 13, 13:26

    Nigerians, who did we offend that brought APC government to rule us

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  3. Akin Meseko
    Akin Meseko July 13, 13:50

    May God expose all workers of iniquity putting clog in the wheel of Nigeria’s economic progress in Jesus name. Amen.

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  4. Shiga
    Shiga July 13, 14:12

    Why is it now that she is just telling the whole world that she was sexually harassed. I don’t believe her.

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  5. Mozark
    Mozark July 13, 15:07

    Especially now that rape and sexual abuse, abuse or molestation is taking center stage globally. Why is she not making a case out of it afterall she’s ousted and stand to lose nothing

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  6. Lion Heart
    Lion Heart July 13, 22:29

    My simple question to madam NDDC is, what took her to Ajpabio’s private guest house as an Ogoni woman? Why didn’t she insist from the beginning that Akpabio should hold any discussion with her in the office.

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  7. #NewNigeria
    #NewNigeria July 13, 23:01

    Rotten politicians. No wonder they jump from one party to another. Soon The God of a New Nigeria will rid them from the system.

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  8. Donatus
    Donatus July 14, 01:18

    Carpet crossing is not new in politics. So you have nothing to say. You have taken side without fair hearing. Watch out, you will see who’s right at the end of the day.

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  9. Dick
    Dick July 14, 07:12

    Both the woman and Akpabio are both guilty. They have been having an affair in that private guest house for long.she should say the truth.

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