Edo ex-Deputy gov loses out as Pondei emerges ag MD of ‘expanded NDDC’

Edo ex-Deputy gov loses out as Pondei emerges ag MD of ‘expanded NDDC’


A former Deputy governor of Edo State, Pius Odubu seems to have lost out in the re-organization of the
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.


President Buhari on Wednesday replaced Barrister Joy Nunieh with Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, as Acting Managing Director of the interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Commission.

Buhari also approved the enlargement of the IMC from three to five.

The five members of the committee are now: Professor Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei, who is the Ag. Managing Director, replacing Barrister Joy Nunieh; Dr Cairo Ojougboh, Ag. Executive Director (Projects); Mr. Ibanga Bassey Etang, Ag. Executive Director (Finance and Administration); Mrs. Caroline Nagbo (Member); and Cecilia Bukola Akintomide, OON, a former Vice President with African Development Bank, (Member).

Prof K.D Pondei, the new Ag. Managing Director is a Professor of Medicine at the Niger Delta University, and former Provost, College of Health Sciences of the institution.

The president had earlier approved that the Interim Management Committee would be in place till the forensic audit of the Commission is concluded.

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