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President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Effion Okon Akwa.
Akwa’s dismissal was with immediate effect.

Director of Press, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Patricia Deworitshe, in a statement on Thursday said the President also approved the constitution of a new Management Team and Governing Board of the NDDC, in line with section 5(2), of the NDDC Act; 2000.

“The names of the nominees for the new management team and Governing Board are to be transmitted to the National Assembly for approval,” the statement said.

The statement with the title ‘NDDC sole administrator relieved of his appointment’ reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the disengagement of the Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Effiong Okon Akwa, from his post with effect from today, 20 October 2022.

“Mr Akwa was appointed interim administrator of the Commission for the duration of the Forensic Audit into the operations of the NDDC, which has now been concluded.

“President Buhari has also approved the constitution of a new Management Team and Governing Board of the NDDC in line with section 5(2) of the NDDC Act, 2000. The names of the nominees for the new management team and Governing Board are to be transmitted to the National Assembly for approval.”

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