BY GRACE ANYANWU, ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei as Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The President also approved an increase in the membership of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC from three to five.

The committee membership now consists of Professor Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei, as Acting Managing Director, replacing Barrister Joy Nunieh; while Dr Cairo Ojougboh is the Acting Executive Director (Projects); Mr Ibanga Bassey Etang –Acting Executive Director (Finance and Administration) with Mrs Caroline Nagbo and and Cecilia Bukola Akintomide, a former Vice President with African Development Bank as members.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said that the new Ag. Managing Director, Prof Pondei, 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 is concluded.

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