By John Imade (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Prof Kemebradikumo Daniel Ponde -led Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been dissolved by President Muhammadu Buhari, who has appointed an interim administrator.
This was disclosed by President’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, via a statement on Saturday night.
According to Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed an interim administrator for the NDDC, in the person of Mr Effiong Akwa, the Acting Executive Director of finance and administration of the commission, to run the agency until the completion of the forensic audit ordered by the president.
Buhari ordered a forensic audit of the NDDC in October 2019 following persistent allegations of financial misappropriation within the development agency. This month, a Federal High Court in Abuja granted an order to restrain Pondei and others from performing NDDC board functions.