President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of an interim administrator to oversee the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He is Mr. Effiong Okon Akwa, the acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Commission. He will assume headship of the agency till completion of the forensic audit. Akwa is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The development became necessary as a result of a plethora of litigations,
Amidst the Niger Delta Development Commission probe saga, the commission has again listed in a document, 23 companies that allegedly benefitted from contracts awarded by the commission. According to SaharaReporters, the document has names of companies allegedly provided by the National Assembly lawmakers to the Niger Delta Development Commission in order to award contracts to them, before they could harmonise the 2019 budget of the commission. According to the documents, the contracts were awarded and was also
Opinion: Hope Uzodinma Is Doing Well. Check Out 4 Things He Has Done Since He Came Into Power In Imo State.
What many people thought was unthinkable happened when the supreme court declared Senator Hope Uzodinma the governor of IMO state and unseated Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Governor Hope Uzodinma Shocked by the development, many did not give the new governor any chance but as days rolled into weeks and weeks rolled into months, it became clearer that Imo state after all did not loose anything and had no other choice than to embrace the new government. Governor Hope
According to report by popular online new-source "The Nation", Mrs Caroline Nagbo, who is a member of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has denied reports of collecting N142million from the commission.Mrs Caroline Nagbo who is from Rivers State, Spoke in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday via her Special Adviser on Technical and Youth Matters, Sogbeye Eli, said there was no iota of truth in the allegation, which was riddled with inconsistencies. In his speech, he
The Chairman of Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs Senator Peter Nwaoboshi rebutted the allegation from the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who claimed that 60 percent of the contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) were awarded to lawmakers. The lawmaker went ahead to challenge the Minister to send his list of lawmakers involved to anti-graft agencies for prosecution if what he claims can be substantiated. The minister accused the lawmaker of receiving
The appointment of Pastor (Barr) Effiong Akwa last week as the Interim Administrator of NDDC by President Muhammadu Buhari signals government’s determination to a timely conclusion of the overhaul and repositioning of the agency as promised by the President. President Buhari is bent on having the forensic audit of the commission concluded. He will leave no stone unturned in getting it done. Until this elevation, Mr. Akwa was executive director of the commission, in charge of finance and administration. It
Oru East Boss Commissions Water Scheme and Electricity Transformer, Donates 4000k-capacity Generator
Urges Community to Safeguard Projects The Interim Management Committee Chairman, Nze (Hon) Nyerere Ogbonna, Thursday, commissioned the revived water scheme in Ezioha-Amagu Autonomous Community in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo state. Nze Nyerere Ogbonna in the presence of a mammoth crowd and high-profile government functionaries stated that the project was in fulfilment of the promise the state government made to the people through the Shared Prosperity initiative. "Today, we can see that Distinguished
What a year it's been at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) From mind boggling and saddening revelations of financial misappropriation in the agency courtesy of a now botched National Assembly inquiry to the long awaited fulfillment of the promise of forensic investigation: it's been a year unexpected dramas at the NDDC. The year had started with Dr. Joi Nunieh at the helm of affairs. Then came the Prof. Daniel Pondei led Interim Management Committee (IMC). Now the intervention agency has a new interim
Good day to you all, welcome to my wall. Incase you are yet to follow me please click on the follow button to follow me, so you can be updated anytime I post an update thank you. The Niger Delta Development Commission is a federal government agency established by Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo in the year 2000 with the sole mandate of developing the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Forensic accounting, forensic accountancy or financial forensics is the specialty practice area of accounting that
Finally, Akpabio Uncovers Names of Lawmakers Who Handle NDDC Contracts In the course of conducting the official public hearing on the probe of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC due to numerous alleged corruption practices in the commission, so many dramatic events have unfolded. It could be recalled that after Prof. Pondei, Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC collapsed while entertaining questions from the National Assembly panel, Godswill Akpabio, Minister
The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, Asari Dokubo, in his shade of opinion, alleged that the issue of mismanagement of N81 billion saga by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) is little or nothing compared to what other regions are stealing from the Niger Delta People. In his analysis opinion on a video, he compared the ongoing probe of the agency to that of a man calling on the police just to report a pickpocketing case he witnessed while the real armed robbers are breaking into his house.
NDDC: Pondei, Others Spent N5bn Under The Guise Of Medical Allowances During Covid-19 Lockdown- Senate Report The NDDC's Interim Management Committee (IMC) splits a whopping 4.9 billion Naira among themselves under the guise of a medical examination. This was revealed in the report of the Senate Committee that dealt with the alleged financial frivolity in the Niger Delta Development Committee. The report also revealed that the IMC was still paying N114.9 million as an additional medical allowance to 26 employees.
Latest update coming out from the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has r vealed that if it releases the list of those involved in looting the commission, the country will be shattered. This revelation was made by the Executive Director in charge of Projects at the NDDC, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh. According to to Dr. Cairo, the caliber of politicians who involved themselves in contract scam at NDDC is alarming. Cairo Ojougboh also stated that most of the politicians who
Hope Uzodinma will Exceed Sam Mbakwe's Performance - Hon. Okey Uduh The Special Adviser to the Governor on Rural Projects, Hon. Okey Uduh have stated that going by the developmental efforts and projects being undertaking by His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma he will surpass that of Late Sam Mbakwe, former governor of old Imo state. Hon. Uduh made the observation during his tour of Orlu zone as part of his 27 local government interactive/town hall meetings with members of the Interim Management
The Senate board of trustees exploring the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC was informed that an Engineering Company was granted an agreement of consultancy by the IMC on the crusade of mindfulness on the avoidance of the spread of coronavirus in the NDDC States. The board got the report from a Civil Society Organization, Act for Positive Transformation Initiative, which expressed such activity was in negation of the Public Procurement Law. As per the report,
The last has certainly not been heard with regards to the forensic audit of the NDDC, as anyone and everyone fingered in the rot, scandal and misappropriation of funds, are doing anything possible to clear their names and probably set the record straight. In this vein, Caroline Nagbo, a member of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), denied receiving ₦142 million. This refutal / denial comes on the heels of a newspaper publication which reported that the acting
It is no longer news that the Interim Management Committee (IMC), the Managing Director and Executive Director, Projects have been mired in litigations with the litigators seeking reliefs that the IMC be disbanded and its key players relieved of their engagements in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). We recall a restraining order issued recently against the Interim Management Committee of NDDC by a Federal High Court in Abuja. It was clear that the Federal Government had been driven to the brink
By Christopher Ononukwe The Interim Management Committee Chairman of Oru East Local Government Area Nze (Hon) Nyerere Ogbonna has joined Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, Executive Governor of Imo state, to congratulate Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as Director General of World Trade Organisation. Nze Nyerere Ogbonna made this commendation while addressing journalists after the APC registration And revalidation progress report meeting at the party secretariat in Owerri. The IMC Chairman described
President Buhari has designated Effiong Okon Akwa as the Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Mr Akwa was until his new arrangement the Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration, of the NDDC, under the Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei-drove Interim Management Committee (IMC). As per an assertion gave by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Saturday, December 12, Akwa would from now on administer the issues of the Commission
Members of the Imo State Assembly on Tuesday approved a request by the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, for a six-tenure extension for the Interim Management Committee Chairmen of the 27 Local Government Areas of the State. Speaker of the House, Paul Emeziem, had read a letter written by the governor seeking approval to extend the tenure of the chairmen during plenary. In the letter, the governor had explained that the tenure extension would assist his administration to deliver on its campaign promises especially