Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has warned Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, to thread with caution over his rift with Joi Nunieh, former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Akpabio and Nunieh are engaged in accusations and counter-accusations pertaining to the mismanagement of N40billion at the NDDC.
The rift degenerated to the extent they started washing their dirty linens in public, although the former Akwa Ibom State governor seems to have backed off.
In a Tuesday statement by Paul Nsirim, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, said while the state government headed by Wike would not sabotage the effort of President Muhammadu Buhari to reposition the NDDC, it will however not fold hands and watch their daughter being humiliated.
“However, we wish to state that while we are not interested in identifying with the present unfolding drama in the NDDC, we will not however fail to protect our daughter from actual harm or perceived danger,” it read.
“The State owes it as a duty to protect her citizens from danger no matter their political affiliation and we cannot fold our hands and watch anyone harm her or indeed any Rivers citizen.
“We advise those involved in the present altercations in the NDDC to thread with caution in their actions and utterances,” the statement partly read.