President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the tenure extension of the Professor Keme Pondei-led Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from May 1 to December 31, 2020.
According to a statement from the Presidency;
“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.”
In a related development, President Buhari has also given approval for the NDDC to “provides intervention support to complement efforts of the Federal and State governments against further spread of #COVID19 in the nine States of the Niger Delta region, 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.” The statement read.