The minister of Niger Delta affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has denied allegations of involvement in contract racketeering, the bombing of oil pipelines and corruption or diversion of funds.

Akpabio made the denial in a statement signed by his special adviser on media, Anietie Ekong, and made available to newsmen.

These allegations were leveled against the minister by Joy Nunieh, a former managing director, interim management committee, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC

The minister insisted that he had only awarded three contracts since his appointment, adding that all three contracts went through due processes.

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