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EXCLUSIVE: Buhari to dissolve NDDC interim management committee



NDDC reopens headquarters two weeks after losing director to COVID-19

(By Iteveh Ekpokpobe

Barring any last minute changes, the federal government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari, is set to dissolve the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), THE WITNESS learnt.

This newspaper gathered that the move follows multiple cases of alleged fraud by the interim committee managing the commission.

Sources at the Presidency, however, informed THE WITNESS that a former commissioner for Agriculture in Delta State and governorship hopeful ahead of the 2023 election, Mr. Bradus Angozie, has been penciled down as the acting managing director of the commission.

According to the sources, “the Presidency was displeased with the myriad of allegations of fraud daily emanating from the dealings of the commission.”

It was also gathered that the incumbent IMC operated due to the impetus of the late chief of staff, Mr. Abba Kyari, but would however be dissolved, as the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, was also in the fight for the soul of the commission.

In another development, it was learnt that the appointment of Mr. Angozie, as acting managing director of NDDC, was to enable him build up a financial war chest ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial election of Delta State.

President Buhari’s uncle, Alhaji Mamman Daura, accompanied by his alleged god son, Mr. Bradus Angozie had paid a visit to the Delta State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, before the lockdown, to seek the governor’s blessing ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial election.

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