President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recomposition of the yet to be inaugurated board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The new development was contained in a statement on Thursday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina.

The statement read:

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved that the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) be recomposed and inaugurated after the forensic audit of the organisation.

“The President has also directed that the Interim Management Team of the NDDC shall be in place till the forensic is completed, and that the supervision of the Commission shall remain under the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.”

The Board which has Dr Pius Odubu from Edo State as Chairman, Chief Bernard Okumagba from Delta State as Managing Director, Mr Maxwell Omo from Bayelsa State as Executive Director, Finance and Administration and Engr. Otobong Ndem as Executive Director, Projects, has not been inaugurated by President Buhari since it was screened ND approved by the Senate on October 30, 2019.