The Rivers State government has called on persons involved in the ongoing investigation into the activities of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), to ensure that the immediate past acting managing director of the Commission, Dr. Joi Nunieh, does not suffer any harm.
The state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday, said while the state government was not interested in identifying with the present unfolding drama in the NDDC, it will not fail to protect it’s daughter, Nunieh.
The statement reads: “Rivers State government has viewed with concern, the recent developments at the NDDC in which the name of our daughter, Dr. Joi Nunieh, the immediate past acting managing director of the Commission, has been dragged into.
“We hereby call on those involved in the ongoing investigations in the NDDC to ensure that Dr. Joi Nunieh did not suffer any harm in the course of their undertakings.
“However, we wish to state that while we are not interested in identifying with the present unfolding drama in the NDDC, we will not however fail to protect our daughter from actual harm or perceived danger.
“The state owes it as a duty to protect her citizens from danger no matter their political affiliation and we cannot fold our hands and watch anyone harm her or indeed any Rivers citizen.”
“We advise those involved in the present altercations in the NDDC to thread with caution in their actions and utterances.”
The statement stated that the state government will never support any action that will prevent or jeopardize the laudable intentions of President Muhammadu Buhari, to positively reposition the interventionist agency.