14 September 2011
President Goodluck Jonathan last night removed Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Mr. Chibuzor Ugwoha. He also dissolved the board of the commission.
The dissolved board was headed by Air Vice Marshal Larry Koinyan. The sack gale also swept away all the Executive Directors of the commission.
The President took the decision after receiving the report of the Presidential Committee on NDDC, headed by a former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Steve Oronsaye.
A statement by Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Anyim Pius Anyim, last night announced the decision.
The statement reads: “Following the conclusion of the assignment of the Presidential Committee to look into the problems facing the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and subsequent submission of the report of the committee, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, after due consideration of the report has approved the dissolution of the Board of the NDDC with effect from today, 13th day of September 2011.
“A new board for the commission will be reconstituted soon.
“The Managing Director and other Executive members are to handover all commission’s items in their custody to the Director of Administration and Human Resources, Mrs. Osato Areyenka.”