BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, Port Harcourt
The minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, has faulted media reports suggesting that he holds the current managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Nsima Ekere, responsible for poor projects delivery in Akwa Ibom State.
The minister, who also dissociated himself from the media report, described it as malicious, saying that “they do not convey any coherent correlation between my views and the role of the current management for the deeds that span for more than one decade.”
Uguru, in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP in Port Harcourt yesterday, said, “Whereas I expressed discontent for obvious observations of poor project execution during my visit to Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State, there is no vestige of attributing the cause to the current management.”
He stated that he is conscious of the fact that his observation predates the current management which places no burden of liability on the current Managing Director, adding that he made no committal pronouncement on the claims of reporting certain unacompleted projects as completed because he never sighted any such documentary content of claims.