The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has enlarged the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission from three to five.
A new Acting Managing Director, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, has also been named to replace Joy Nunieh.
The changes were announced in a State House statement by Buhari’s media aide, Mr Femi Adesina, on Wednesday.
It said, “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.”