BREAKING: President Buhari sacks Nunieh, appoints Pondei as new NDDC Acting MD


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President Muhammadu Buhari has reshuffled the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as he appoints Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei as acting MD replacing Barr Joy Nunieh.

This is coming after a Niger Delta militant group Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) threatened to bomb the oil pipelines in the region after Supreme court sacked David Lyon, Bayelsa governor-elect and candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC).

This was contained in a letter addressed to the Presidency and Supreme court that the peaceful pact codenamed Operation ceasefire will be aborted if the federal government does not restore Lyon’s mandate.

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Reshuffling the Interim committee, President Buhari has also added two persons to the committee which now comprises of five people.

According to The Nation, the IMC members include Cecilia Bukola Akintomide, OON, a former Vice President with African Development Bank, (Member), Mr Ibanga Bassey Etang, Ag. Executive Director (Finance and Administration); Mrs Caroline Nagbo (Member) and Dr Cairo Ojougboh, Ag. Executive Director (Projects).

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The appointment of a new Acting MD may or may not be related to the threat earlier issued by the militant group.

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