President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, February 19; approved the appointment of Prof. Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei as the Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Professor Pondei takes over from the present Acting NDDC Managing Director, Barrister Joi Nunieh.
This announcement was made public in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity; Femi Adesina in Abuja.
The statement reads, “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 Joy 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 that the Interim Management Committee would be in place till the forensic audit of the NDDC was concluded.