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NIDCOM Takes Office Space Battle With NCC to Social Media

Two government agencies have taken their strife for office spaces to social media.

The CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa took to her social media handle to accuse the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy of ejecting them out of their office space unjustly. According to her, NIDCOM did not have an office space to carry out its affairs from the entire 2019. In her reveal, she said the NCC offered them a part of their building to move into. The office space given to NIDCOm by NCC is what she alleged that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami Drove them away from under two days without due notification and considerations.

NIDCOM and NCC Battle for Office Spaces on Twitter

Abike Dabiri-Erewa recounted that government agencies assist each other in ways possible as it is government business. Going forward in narrating her ordeal, she said that she received the call about the evacuation while at Ethiopia for official duties. On returning to Nigeria after two days, she discovered that the office space is locked and taken over by NCC. The place was also surrounded by Policemen and military men. She further stated that she has notified the relevant authorities but yet to receive any relevant response.

NIDCOM and NCC Battle for Office Spaces on Twitter

CEO of NIDCOM complained that the NCC locked in a lot of their office working equipments and their personal properties too.

Nidcom And Ncc Battle For Office Spaces On Twitter
NIDCOM and NCC Battle for Office Spaces on Twitter
NIDCOM and NCC Battle for Office Spaces on Twitter: NCC Responds

In their Defence, the Minister for Communications and Digital Economy through a statement released by NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Henry Nkemadu, denied the allegations saying that the space is still under the care of NIDCOM asserting that the commission was not sent parking.

However, he mentioned that the NCC were experiencing some challenges in getting their location ready for the visit of MR. President to commission some new projects. According to him, the CEO of NIDCOM has not visited the space since it was given to her commission and that they are yet to start using the space. He affirmed that the Minister did not send anyone to eject the commission out of the building.

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The minister for Communication and Digital Economy had denied the entire allegation. He said that he did not send anyone to eject any commission from any building under his care. He classified the statement from Abike Dabiri-Erewa as a “fat lie” and urged her to be objective in her allegations.

NIDCOM and NCC Battle for Office Spaces on Twitter

However, NIDCOM reaffirms its earlier claim saying that the commission was given one week notice on the 9th of May 2020 to evacuate the building by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami. However, they were sent out of the building within two days after receiving the evacuation notice.

She went further to clear the air regarding the allegation that NIDCOM did not move into the building after the initial allocation. According to her that contradicts the statement of NCC to the effect that NIDCOM properties were warehoused and intact in the annex

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