There seems to be no solution in sight over the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari as it has been revealed by dependable sources that the Ag. Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Joi Nunieh has no valid NYSC discharge certificate nor exemption certificate.
This development which was unraveled by the Transparency & Integrity Crusaders, a civil society group has been shielded from the public space due to the tacit support of a top Government Official who has been protecting her.
The group reechoed that, traditionally, all appointees of critical Government Institutions are under obligation to submit their certificates to Police Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) as well as the DSS for vetting / confirmation of their authenticity before they are allowed to commence work.
The statement signed by Dr. Ekpo Emmanuel Bassy, Executive Director Transparency & Integrity Crusaders further revealed that, when the Federal Government announced the appointment of a new Board for the NDDC in August last year, all the nominees were invited to the FIB Headquarters in Garki, Abuja for vetting. All the Board Nominees (including Joi Nunieh who was then the nominee as State Rep for Rivers State) reported to the FIB office on the 5th of September 2019 and were requested to submit copies of their educational qualifications and NYSC discharge certificate. Joi Nunieh pleaded to be allowed to go home to bring her documents including her NYSC discharge certificate. She has failed to provide the items for vetting till date.
Investigation has revealed that she has been fraudulently parading a fake / forged NYSC discharge certificate over the years and is now afraid of providing the document now for scrutiny.
The group said; “Nigerians are aghast at the attempts by collaborators to sweep this NYSC forged certificate saga of Joi Nunieh under the carpet which has impugned on the reputation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We’re therefore calling on the President to direct the Inspector General of Police, Director General, Department of State Services, the ICPC to commence a holistic investigation and prosecute Joi Nunieh for forgery.”
They made reference to similar incidence involving former Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun due to non possession of a valid NYSC discharge certificate and stated that the case of Joi Nunieh Ag. NDDC MD cannot be different.
The civil society vowed to mobilize a nation wide protest to demand the immediate removal of the Ag. NDDC MD as a result of non possession of a valid NYSC discharge certificate, the statement added.