The Federal Government has debunked a report that there is a disagreement between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs on how to implement recommendations made in the forensic report of the Niger Delta Development Commission.
A statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Patricia Deworitshe said the report on disagreement is untrue.
She stated: “The attention of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, has been drawn to a news report in Thisday newspaper of Thursday, 11 August 2022, which claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister, Mr Umana, have divergent positions on the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the Forensic Audit into the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
“The news report is completely untrue and therefore misleading. There is no basis for any claim that the minister has a position on the Forensic Audit Report that is different from that of the President.
“All stakeholders to the development of the Niger Delta region and the public at large are hereby advised to disregard the said news report as totally untrue and baseless”.