President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the enlargement of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from three to five members.
Consequently, Dr. Joy Nunieh, the immediate acting Managing Director is replaced with Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei.
Pondei, the new acting Managing Director, is a Professor of Medicine at the Niger Delta University, and former Provost, College of Health Sciences of the institution in Bayelsa State.
The changes were announced in a State House statement by Buhari’s media aide, Mr Femi Adesina, on Wednesday.
Buhari also increased the members of the committee from three to five persons, including Dr Cairo Ojougboh, Ag. Executive Director (Projects); Mr. Ibanga Bassey Etang, Ag. Executive Director (Finance and Administration); Mrs. Caroline Nagbo (Member); and Cecilia Bukola Akintomide, OON, a former Vice President with African Development Bank, (Member).
The President had earlier approved that the Interim Management Committee would be in place till the forensic audit of the NDDC was concluded.