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Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs Directs Samuel Ogbuku to Continue as NDDC Chief Executive

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The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has directed the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr Samuel Ogbuku to continue to oversee the affairs of the commission pending the constitution of a new board by the President.

The directive was contained in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr Shuaib Belgore, and addressed to the NDDC Managing Director/CEO.

The Permanent Secretary stated; “Following the termination of the Boards of Federal Government Parastatals by the President on June 19, 2023, with the exception of Councils and Commissions listed in the Third Schedule, Part 1, Section 152 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I write to inform you of this directive.

“Consequently, you are to oversee the affairs of the NDDC until a new board is constituted by the President and Commander-in Chief of the Armed Forces. All official correspondences requiring the attention of the President should be routed through the office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, who will further liaise with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation for necessary action.”

The letter further directed Dr Samuel Ogbuku to provide a weekly report on the financial and procurement activities for onward transmission to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

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