Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Presidency fires NDDC board

Following the report submitted by a panel led by Steven Oronsaye to investigate the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) after several petitions were filed against the Commission, the federal government had decided to dissolve the NDDC board.

This was revealed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius m Anyim ,on 13th September. He stated that the decision to dissolve the board came on the heels of the report, which described the NDDC as 'acutely crisis ridden.'

It will be recalled that over the past few months, the managing director of the NDDC, Chibuzor Ugwuoha, had been at loggerheads with its management board, affecting the operations of the Commission and leading to calls for his removal. Consequently, Ugwuoha and other board members have been directed to hand over all property of the Commission in their custody to the director of administration and human resources, Osato Areyenka.

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