The Presidency has approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission Board (NDDC).
According to Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, the information came after the audit of the commission.
The commission being led by Pius Odubu will be recomposed while the Interim Management Committee of the commission led by Joi Nunieh would then run the affairs of the commission.
According to the report, the supervisory power over the commission would continue to rest with the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.
The President also divulged that the IMC of the commission would function until the forensic audit of the accounts and activities of the commission, which he ordered earlier in the year was completed.
The Presidency has approved that the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) be recomposed and inaugurated after the forensic audit of the organisation.
The President has also directed that the Interim Management Team of the NDDC shall be in place till the forensic is completed, and that the supervision of the commission shall remain under the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs,” according to report.
The board, which was screened by the Senate on 30th October, 2019, has not been inaugurated by the President, a situation that has raised a lot of dust from many stakeholders and groups in the Niger Delta area.