Why NDDC has interim board, by Akpabio

Our Reporter


THE Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has given insight into the constitution of the Interim Management Board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

According to him, the idea was that of President Muhammadu Buhari and his reason was that the interim management committee would be able to supervise the forensic audit ordered by him because there was nothing on ground to justify the trillions of naira spent by the commission in the past 19 years.

He said in Lagos on Saturday that those crying wolf that the interim management board was illegal, seem not to understand the Act setting up the NDDC, adding that it was in order to establish and guarantee probity, accountability and transparency in the running of the affairs of the commission.

The minister added that it was not the first time an interim management had to be put in place for the commission because the last board came in after an interim board which served for about six…

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