Buhari extends tenure of NDDC interim management committee, okays N6.2bn for COVID-19 fight in Niger Delta

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Professor Keme Pondei-led Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from May 1 to December 31, 2020.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina said in a statement in Abuja that the extension was to cover the period of the forensic audit of the NDDC, earlier approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), under the chairmanship of the President.

The president also approved that the NDDC provides intervention support to complement efforts of the Federal and State governments against further spread of COVID-19 in the nine states of the Niger Delta region, in the sum of N6,250,000,000.00.

“The materials and supplies are to be done through Emergency Procurement method as provided in Sections 42(b) (c) and 43 of the Public Procurement Act, 2007,” the statement said.

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