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Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by AnonPoet: 10:34am On Apr 09
Our interest lies in the fact that a lot of fraudulent activities are taking place in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) largely perpetrated by our fellow Niger Delta people, whether as contractors or as managers of the Commission; this has become the bane of the underdevelopment of the region. Every well meaning citizen of the region should therefore rise to the occasion and condemn these heinous crimes.

It is on this basis that we have decided to join issues with Rodnab to set the records straight so that the public and particularly the people of the Niger Delta will know who their true enemies are.

We all should recall that Chief Godswill Akpabio made a huge noise about completing the permanent site of the NDDC Headquarters located along Eastern By-pass, Port Harcourt, by March 2020. This project was initiated by the defunct Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission (OMPADEC). The contract was awarded to Marshland Nig. Ltd at the cost of N6b. Marshland brought the project to 65% completion and was paid N4b. The contractor demanded for an upward review of additional N4b due to project delay caused by failure of the Commission to meet its payment obligations.

The Commission engineers re-evaluated the project and pegged the cost at N6b, recommending the likes of Julius Berger to complete the job.

Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director at the time, jettisoned this recommendation and reassigned the contract to Rodnab Construction Ltd at the profligate sum of N16b. If Marshland Nig. Ltd., the original contractor needed just additional N4b to complete the entire project and NDDC Engineers pegged it at N6b because they were recommending Julius Berger to complete the project, why did Nsima Ekere award the contract to Ronab Construction Ltd. at the whopping sum of 16b? An extra N10b from what would have been offered to Julius Berger and N12b higher than what Marshland Nig. Ltd. requested to complete same project. Why?

In the dishonest statement released by Rodnab Construction Ltd, they made a failed attempt to distract the public from the facts by trying to deny their relationship with Chief Akpabio. Their only defence to the inflated payment of N16b for a contract valued at N6b was that the contract was awarded to them before Chief Akpabio became Minister. Whereas it is common knowledge, we have stated this before, and we unequivocally state here again that Messrs. Rodnab Construction Ltd. has been Chief Akpabio’s crony since his days as governor of Akwa-Ibom State. Nsima Ekere needed Akpabio’s political support for his 2019 gubernatorial ambition in Akwa-Ibom State, hence this patronage. These are the irrefutable facts.

Rodnab Construction Ltd received roughly N10.4b before Chief Godswill Akpabio became the supervising Minister of the NDDC. Upon assumption of duty, Chief Akpabio hurriedly visited the project site and ordered the Commission to pay N2.6b, giving March, 2020 as project completion dateline.

From reliable sources, we can confirm that the project is currently about 70% complete, implying that Rodnab’s input to the project is just about 5% (if any), after collecting a total of N13b. Yet, late last month, (March, 2020) the current Interim Management Committee (IMC) paid Rodnab another N3b, bringing the total sum received by Rodnab to N16b, representing the final and total contract sum.

That is the crux of the matter. Is it true that Rodnab has received the total sum of N16b as payment, being the total contract sum? If yes, why is the project still where it is at the moment? Is it the practice of Government/Agencies of government to make full payment for an ongoing contract? Didn’t Rodnab Construction Ltd. make the corrupt payment of N100m on behalf of Chief Godswill Akpabio to militants, to bomb oil installations in the Niger Delta through Zenith Bank, which were released to the militants in three tranches on the 10th of February, 2020 in the bid to force Dr. Nuneih out of office? These questions are begging for answers. Why was N16b paid to Rodnab Construction Ltd. for an uncompleted project? A project that Julius Berger would have completed for N6b and Marshland Nig. Ltd. would have done for N4b? What justification do you have for this? While we hope and pray that our anti-graft agencies will find answers to these burning questions, the Niger Delta people must all come together to defend our collective resources before it is completely emptied by the enemies of our region.

https://leaders.ng/alleged-corruption-at-nddc-rodnab-chief-akpabio-and-the-n16b-nddc-contract%ef%bb%bf-exclusive/

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by Trueigbo: 10:45am On Apr 09
NDDC has not lived up to expectation. There is so much fraud there.

Meanwhile the region I crying marginalization.

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by Emmyloaded: 8:07pm On Apr 09
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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by StarUp(f): 8:07pm On Apr 09
You people should be disturbing yourselves there... The cabal that put Akpabio there knows that he can deliver returns that's why.

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by Kendumazy(m): 8:07pm On Apr 09
Corruption here and there. Our leaders sees it as a normal way of life. Quite pathetic.

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by lowgeorge(m): 8:07pm On Apr 09
Make una dey chop am dey go... E go soon clear for una eyes... Dirty fools

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by NaijaMutant(f): 8:07pm On Apr 09
In just 6 months shocked shocked shocked



Apkabio must be genetically corrupt.



The idiot refused to step aside and contest his senatorial supplementary election citing that he's doing a great work at NDDC.

Is this the great work undecided

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by ForeThinker: 8:07pm On Apr 09
Nawaao.. undecided

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by Babatunde40(m): 8:07pm On Apr 09
The Ijaws are fighting akpabio because he is from a minority tribe in the region. Replace akpabio now with their person, they will calm down. Rubbish

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by Abboki: 8:07pm On Apr 09
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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by messicruzzy: 8:08pm On Apr 09
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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by EXLOVER(m): 8:08pm On Apr 09
Corruption will always thrive in this country, cause the politicians/Government know highest thing Nigerians will do is to go to all social media platform and rant, laugh about it, create funny meme with it and let the matter die like that, then they secure the bags and laugh in their various offices. Nigeria as a country will only get better if we citizens come out of our keyboards and take back our power. If not it will only get worst.

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by hisexcellency34: 8:08pm On Apr 09
Sagay warned Buhari about Akpabio

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by Being001: 8:08pm On Apr 09
Abeg make person request for my account details

Hunger dey
Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by StrikeBack(m): 8:08pm On Apr 09
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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by konkonbilo(m): 8:08pm On Apr 09
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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by Coronavirus1: 8:08pm On Apr 09
Corruption in the high places

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by sylve11: 8:08pm On Apr 09
AnonPoet:


https://leaders.ng/alleged-corruption-at-nddc-rodnab-chief-akpabio-and-the-n16b-nddc-contract%ef%bb%bf-exclusive/

To follow the development of this story, see also:
https://www.nairaland.com › alleged...
Alleged Corruption in NDDC: Ijaw Group Demands Akpabio ... - Nairaland Forum

https://www.nairaland.com › ndidra-...
Web results
NDIDRA Restates The Need To Sack Akpabio - Politics - Nigeria


Even you. You're as corrupt as the accused! The person you're agitating for is as corrupt as the accused as well!

I don't know if I should call this op unwise fellow. Doesn't he know that NDDC was created on the bed rock of "chop I chop?. I can tell you that he's even fighting for his own pocket because if whatever his aim is, is eventually achieved, he will care less whenever anybody from even his own community is complaining. Something is not right with Nigerians.

*He is greatest who is most often in men’s good thoughts"., I can't say this for anybody who has ascended the high sit of NDDC.

When who you dey fight for eventually enters, he compensates you with contracts and you go mute like deaf and dumb when another man complains.

Op, All of you are same!


*Be like the admin get stake for this guy struggle o. Why pushing this thing to front page every now and then?* angry sad cool

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by mrofficial042: 8:09pm On Apr 09
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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by saintol(m): 8:09pm On Apr 09
Hmmm! Na wa ooo
Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by Onyekachi419(f): 8:09pm On Apr 09
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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by Nobody: 8:09pm On Apr 09
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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by YeeboMuslim: 8:09pm On Apr 09
As e dey hot

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by paulolee(m): 8:09pm On Apr 09
wow 16 billi is big cash oo... tomorrow is gud Friday n I plead with d big boys here to pls go giveaway na... forget say we de come online to book space n comment no mean say hungry no de.. hungry too much n I think tomorrow wud b my worst Easter Eva since I was born..boys broke die n still de wait for f.g alert n seeing news like dis de break me..e kum b lyk say dis looters get two heads...xo I plead wt d rich n wealthy men in nairaland to pls do giveaway naa even if na 2k or even 1k for any lucky person online or by questions or riddle form n pls try to avoid bias n if u get Moni abeg no folo broke n helpless guys de drag moni...no mata how small d cash is it wud go a long way in adding smile to people faces to remember dis Easter even if I end up not lucky....
Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by hybrid77: 8:09pm On Apr 09
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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by Bevista: 8:09pm On Apr 09
Our interest lies in the fact that a lot of fraudulent activities are taking place in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) largely perpetrated by our fellow Niger Delta people, whether as contractors or as managers of the Commission; this has become the bane of the underdevelopment of the region. Every well meaning citizen of the region should therefore rise to the occasion and condemn these heinous crimes.
This is a problem that cuts across the entire. The injustice in our is usually perpetrated by those from those societies. Unfortunately, we like to blame everyone else as if they are the problem.

As a country, we like to blame the West for our underdevelopment when in reality it is our fellow Nigerians that are the culprits. The Igbos like to blame everyone else for their problems. They blame APC, Yorubas and Fulanis for their problems when in fact all their governors and elected representatives are Igbos. Same with Niger Delta as evident from this thread. Same thing goes for even smaller tribes within a state.

It's just a bloody victim mentality and nothing else. There is no leader that is committed to developing his territory and another external entity will tell him not to do so. Rwanda is a good example.

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by Wickedfacts: 8:10pm On Apr 09
All these Ijaw people sef. Akpabio has taken food away from them and they want to wail to death.

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Re: Corruption At NDDC: Rodnab, Akpabio And The N16 Billion NDDC Contract by ruggedtimi(m): 8:10pm On Apr 09
Seen that project...that building no even worth 1billion...f*cking nddc

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