Buhari Fires NDDC Boss, Pondei, Appoints New Interim Administrator

LAGOS DECEMBER 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday named the acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Niger Delta Development Commission as the commission’s interim administrator.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled “NDDC gets interim administrator.”

The presidential spokesman attributed the development to what he called the plethora of litigation and a restraining order issued recently against the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of an interim administrator to oversee the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission.

“He is Mr Effiong Okon Akwa, the Ag. Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Commission, who is to assume headship till completion of the forensic audit.

“Mr Akwa is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

“The development became necessary as a result of plethora of litigation and a restraining order issued recently against the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC by a Federal High Court in Abuja.”

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