President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the interim management committee
of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The committee led by Prof. Keme Pondei would serve between May 1 to Dec. 31.
Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman further confirmed the development in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.
According to Adesina, 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.
Adesina said that in the same vein, President Buhari had also approved that the NDDC should provide intervention support,
amounting to N6.25 billion to complement efforts of the Federal and State Governments
against further spread of COVID-19 in the nine states in the Niger Delta.
”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 further added.