The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has unveiled plans by the Federal Government to establish a Special Operation Unit of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) for the region.
He said that the decision was necessary for the socio-economic development and peace in the region.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that Senator Akpabio made the disclosure while receiving the National Secretary of the Interim Caretaker Committee of the APC, Sen. Akpan James Udohedehen, on Tuesday, in his office, in Abuja.
He said, “We recognize the fact that without the presence of the party, the Ministers, Governor’s and other political office stakeholders would not be where they are today. So all of us are subject to the party and we must do everything to support the party. Therefore, everything we do in the Ministry, we try to involve the party at the National and State level”.
“We have not given out one single contract since we came on board, but we have meticulously worked on old contracts which we believe will be useful to the people.”
“As we speak, seventy-three (73) roads have been completed, some dated back to 2003, 2005, 2006. The contactors simply went back to the site, all because Mr President instituted the forensic auditing exercise of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to reinforce accountability in governance”.
As of today, the Ministry has submitted the second Interim report of the forensic audit to the presidency in this regard”.
He stressed further that, “The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry has also furnished me with the report of 39 projects that are ready for commission, some of them with Skills Acquisition Centers in Akwa-Ibom, Imo and Ondo States.”
“In addition, we have identified a 132KVA Power Station which was abandoned in the last 14 years. This will be revived within the next four months to generate and supply light to 14 communities in Ondo State”.
Meanwhile, the Hon. Minister of State, MNDA, Sen. Omotayo Alasoadura, commended the APC National Secretary for all the wonderful job the Committee has been doing so far for the party.
He further said that the Party leadership should continue to promote peace and unity for the Party to move forward.