NDDC: Why Pondei Was Sacked
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Effiong Okon Akwa as interim administrator to oversee the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
This could put the NDDC under closer watch by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio who has had several allegations of interference in the operations of the interim board and subsequent probes by the House of Representatives.
According to Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,Akwa, who is the Ag. Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Commission, 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.