President Buhari Moves To Reform NDDC, Appoints New MD

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In a bid to rejuvenate the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC President MuhammaduBuhari has appointment Professor KemebradikumoPondei, as Acting Managing Directorto replace Barrister Joy NuniehThe appointment, which was also accompanied by an expansion of the committee from three to five was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

“President MuhammaduBuhari has approved the enlargement of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from three to five".The statement read.

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 IbangaBasseyEtang, Ag. Executive Director (Finance and Administration); Mrs Caroline Nagbo (Member); and Cecilia BukolaAkintomide, 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.