Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has removed Dr. Joi Nunieh as Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
The president also appointed Prof. Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei as the new Acting Managing Director.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday, which announced the development, said: “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 Joi 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 the Interim Management Committee being in place till the forensic audit of the NDDC was concluded.