President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by Seven (7) months.

This is made public in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity on Thursday evening.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Professor Keme Pondei-led Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from May 1 to December 31, 2020.

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“The extension is to cover the period of the forensic audit of the NDDC, earlier approved by the Federal Executive Council, under the chairmanship of the President.” He stated.

Adesina also unveiled that the president has as well approved of the sum of N6,250,000,000.00 only, NDDC intervention fund to aide both Federal and State governments in the fight against the spread of the Corona virsus in the Niger Delta region.

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“In the same vein, President Buhari equally approved that the NDDC provides intervention support to complement efforts of the Federal and State governments against further spread of COVID-19 in the nine States of the Niger Delta region, in the sum of Six Billion, Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N6,250,000,000.00) only.

“The materials and supplies are to be done through Emergency Procurement method as provided in Sections 42(b) (c) and 43 of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.” He added.

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