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President Jonathan dissolves NDDC Board

13 September 2011, Sweetcrude, Abuja- President Goodluck Jonathan has dissolved the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The information was contained in a terse press statement issued, Tuesday, by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.

According to Anyim, the President also directed the Managing Director and other members of the Executive of the Commission to hand over all the commission’s property in their possession to the Director of Administration and Human Resources, Mrs Osaro Areyenka with immediate effect.

The statement read: “Following the conclusion of the assignment of the Presidential Committee to look into the problems facing the NDDC and subsequent submission of the report of the Committee, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, after due consideration of the report has approved the dissolution of the Board of NDDC with effect from today 13th September, 2011.

“A new Board for the Commission would be reconstituted soon.

“The Managing Director and other Executive members are to hand over all commission’s items in their custody to the Director of Administration and Human Resources, Mrs Osato Areyenka”.

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  • Uyi

    Desolvin dis NDDC i hope it wil nt affect d job opportunity given 2unemployment?

  • odetoogun isaaac

    dat is not d next agenda for you jonathan act wisely u are dissapointing nigerian but dont allow it to affect d ongoing nddc recruitment

  • Na so presido,that board is not functionin still.our sweet crude money goes there.PPMC is next to be desolved mr presido

  • EBIMOBOWEI

    I think that is the best thing to do, because i don’t think those people are really performing the duty they are their for rather fighting every day to be head of director, so they can not carry on good project in the Niger Delta Area, so i think disolving the commission is the best.

  • Febianeberechi

    I am very ,very happy with the president discision concerning NDDC

  • Mr presido dat gud one.kip it up.plz try and interven in our education sector.

  • smith

    I hope desolving the board is of good intensions and not for selfish interest?

  • KELLY OLAKUNLE

    All the directors in NDDC are criminals they are enricing themselves with the masses money.even director of finace should be probe.

  • ALKALI MUSTAPHA

    Na so presdo lets odas 2 get their shares.

  • faith gideon

    this is a bold step, mr president. notwitstanding the criticisim that surely will follow, u still did it, the truth about the board is that there has never been a time 70% of the money poured inside dat board was used for the public. If i’m asked the cause of the crises that engolfed the niger deltans last yr & last 2 yrs, which made thousands of them homeless; it is the NDDC. Not even the militants. Your Majesty sir, if you will do this in PHCN it will go a long way in helping you archieve your goals and our goals too. thanx

  • Anonymous

    No reason was given but i hope the Preseisdent decision is of the best interest of the region.

  • Good news

  • temidayo ojo

    This is a gud development. Pls , intervene in education sector too

  • osasu

    Imagine an oil & gas training program dat was organised by NDDC in february which 65 engineering graduates were successful in d exam and were supposed to go for training abroad but NDDC decided to train us in Nigeria in order to cut cost and with d promise of a job for all trainees after d training. Even d president during his campaign proudly told d world that 65 young intelligent graduates are gainfully employed & are currently undergoing training in oil & gas little did he know that we would not go through d main training. We started with 2 weeks classroom training (which was just an introduction to the drilling training). It was to be followed by fieldwork training which is obviously the main training. But after d classroom training, we were abandoned by NDDC. we were told by NDDC to go and rest for a week and then they would call us to return for field training but its been 7 months now, and we never heard from them & it was gathered that close to N2b was collected for this project so where did all the money go? NDDC gave us hope but took it all away so heartlessly. We wrote a petition but nothing has come out of it. All they were interested in was the money they will get from the whole thing & never really cared about us. It has been very tough & painful because many of us had to quit our previous jobs because we felt there was more prospect with d training and now we are left jobless but we are still fighting for our right they can’t just dump us so mercilessly. I pray this new board will look into our matter and help us continue from where we stopped. God help us all!

  • Nicetune32

    i still need desopadec own too not just nddc only dere own too mush

  • its long over due but thanks, atleast, we will start 4rm sumwia, NDDC board shud b technocrats and people of proven intergrity with proven past records and not political hawks and selfish fat idiots and fools that has consisitensly milked the financial resources of the establishment and becomin billionaires overnite, tanks mr Slow president!

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