President Buhari has extended the tenure of the Professor Keme Pondei-led Interim Management Committee. Professor Keme Pondei was the acting MD of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This new tenure will run from today May 1 to December 31, 2020.
The extension is to cover the period of the forensic audit of the NDDC, earlier approved by the Federal Executive Council, under the chairmanship of the President.
President Buhari also approved that the NDDC provides intervention support to complement efforts of the Federal and State governments against further spread of Covid-19. The intervention is for the nine States of the Niger Delta region. The fund is in the sum of Six Billion, Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N6,250,000,000.00) only.
The materials and supplies are to be done through Emergency Procurement method as provided in Sections 42(b) (c) and 43 of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.