President Mohammadu Buhari on Saturday, approved the appointment of Mr Effiong Okon Akwa, to oversee the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as its interim administrator.
He is to replace Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei as the head the NDDC until the completion of the forensic audit.
A statement by the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, explained that the decision became necessary as there are court cases against the Interim Management Committee of the Commission.
“The development became necessary as a result of plethora of litigation and a restraining order issued recently against the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC by a Federal High Court in Abuja.”
Before his appointment as the Interim Administrator, Mr Effiong Okon Akwa, was the Ag. Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the NDDC.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.