President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Barrister Joy Nunieh, acting Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The president then approved the enlargement of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) by appointing Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, as Acting Managing Director.
The President 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).
Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei the new Ag. Managing Director according to the circular stating his appointment, is a Professor of Medicine at the Niger Delta University, and former Provost, College of Health Sciences of the institution.
President Buhari had earlier approved that the Interim Management Committee would be in place till the forensic audit of the NDDC was concluded.
Daily Mail reports that NDDC has been troubled with allegations of corruption, contract replication and usurpation levelled against its past management for sometime now. It has been accused of not carrying out its mandate since inception with uncountable contracts abandoned across the region.