Buhari sacks Nunieh as acting NDDC MD, names replacement

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the enlargement of the membership of Interim Management Committee (IMC) of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from three to five.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to him, the five members of the committee are-Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, who is the Acting Managing Director, replacing Joy Nunieh; Dr Cairo Ojougboh, Acting Executive Director (Projects) and Ibanga Bassey Etang, Acting Executive Director (Finance and Administration).

Other members are Caroline Nagbo and Cecilia Akintomide, a former Vice President of African Development Bank.

Pondei, the new Acting MD, is a Professor of Medicine at the Niger Delta University, and a former Provost, College of Health Sciences of the institution.

Buhari had earlier approved that the Interim Management Committee would be in place till the forensic audit of the NDDC was concluded.