On the 5th day of February, 2021, the attention of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) was drawn to the series of tweets on the Twitter handle of one Jackson Ude and an Online newspaper publication by pointblanknews.com to the effect that Mr. Godswill Akpabio (Hon. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs) paid the sum of N100 million Naira to officials of the CCB to assist Akwa Effiong (Sole Administrator, NDDC) fill and backdate his Assets declaration forms from 2012 till date.
After an emergency meeting of the Bureau Board held on the 9th day of February, 2021, it was decided that an investigation be commissioned with a view to establishing the veracity of the allegation against the officials of the CCB and other public officers (being it’s subject) along the line.
The CCB wishes to reiterate that the effort of this administration in the fight against corruption cannot be allowed to be cheaply undermined by anybody for whatsoever reason. Anyone found wanting will face the wrath of the law.
We finally to appeal to any Nigerian with relevant information to come forward and assist the Bureau in carrying out its professional /constitutional mandate which will ensure effective delivery of justice in this circumstance.