MINISTRY of Niger Delta Affairs has appointed the Managing Director (MD) of the terminated board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Samuel Ogbuku to superintend over the commission till a new board is constituted by President Bola Tinubu.

The appointment which now makes the immediate past MD a sole administrator over the commission was contained in a June 21 letter signed by Permanent Secretary of supervising Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Shuaib Belgore, to Ogbuku.

The letter stated, “Following termination of the Boards of Federal Government Parastatals by the President June 19, 2023, with exception of Councils and Commissions listed in the Third Schedule, Part 1, Section 152 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I write to inform you of this directive.

“Consequently, you are to oversee affairs of the NDDC until a new board is constituted by the President. All correspondences requiring the attention of the President should be routed through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, who will further liaise with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation for necessary action.

“You are required to provide a weekly report on your financial and procurement activities for onward transmission to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.”


President Tinubu had on Monday approved the dissolution of Boards of Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions and Government owned Companies.

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