The tenure of Madam Joi Nunieh as the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been abruptly brought to an end by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Before the termination of her appointment on Wednesday, the no-nonsense Joi Nunieh was overseeing the comprehensive audit of the NDDC with earth shaking revelation, weekly. This, in a way, sent chills up the spine of many corrupt businessmen and politicians who have been exploiting the interventionist agency.
The termination of her appointment was communicated in a disguised manner as follows by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
President Buhari Enlarges NDDC Interim Management Committee, Prof K.D Pondei Now Acting MD
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the enlargement of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from three to five.
The five members of the committee are now: Professor Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei, who is the Ag. Managing Director, replacing Barrister Joy Nunieh; 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).
Prof K.D Pondei, the new Ag. Managing Director, 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.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
February 19, 2020