minister said he rejected the bribe as a result of his principled
objection to corruption over his twenty years of public service.
first confrontation with bribe was with a big contractor in Rivers
State. After awarding the contract, he brought a billion naira. I
you get the money?’ and he said from what he got (from the contract) and
I said, ‘Look, that means you overquoted the contract.’
have been special assistant to the governor for two years; Speaker,
eight years; governor, eight years; minister nearly two years…that’s
nearly twenty years.