When former acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Joy Nunieh was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari, many wondered what could have been her sin(s) for her to be shown the exit door.
Facts are now emerging about what transpired in that parastatal before she was booted out.
Findings reveal that Nunieh, was removed as the Commission’s Acting MD on Wednesday 19th February, 2020 for non participation in the one-year compulsory national service scheme.
This revelation, however, is coming against the backdrop that the embattled former NDDC’s acting MD may have been sacked due to a frosty relationship between her and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
According to the information at our disposal, Nunieh’s sack was actually called for by the Presidency, through a letter sent to Akpabio’s ministry by the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari, apparently due to an earlier petition against the person of Dr. Joy Nunieh.
In a letter with reference number SH/COS/103/A/251, dated 4th February 2020 and tittled ‘A CASE OF NON POSSESSION OF VALID NYSC CERTIFICATE BY JOY NUNIEH, ACTING MD OF NDDC: AN URGENT CALL FOR REDRESS’, Kyari requested for Akpabio’s review and appropriate action on a matter from the Anti-Corruption and Accountability Coalition Against Corruption.