Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said the former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joy Nunieh, did not participate in the mandatory one year program of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The minister, who told the House of Representatives Committee investigating financial mismanagement in the NDDC on Monday, also said the ex-managing director had no exemption letter.
He also disclosed that Nunieh had at several occasions shunned meetings.
“The former Managing Director of the NDDC was relieved of her appointment when I received a letter from the then Chief of Staff (may his soul rest in peace) that she did not possess the requisite qualifications to be there.
“She shunned meetings maybe because she earns more than the minister. Nunieh also does not possess the NYSC exemption letter.
“We wrote twice to the NYSC and they insisted that Nunieh never served and that she does not have an (NYSC) certificate or an exception.”
Godswill added that insubordination also led to Nunieh’s sack.