Godswill Akpabio Moves To Sanitize The NDDC, Orders The Suspension Of Employment In The Commission.

Godswill Akpabio.
Minister of Niger-Delta Development.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has directed that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), suspends with immediate effect, all employment exercise into the Commission and also directed the suspension of handing over of appointment letters, documentation and all other processes connected to employment into the Commission. 


Akpabio gave this directive through a letter by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Mrs Didi Walson-Jack to the Acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Dr. Akwagaga Enyia. 

The directive warned that the Commission’s pay roll should not accommodate any new employees and should revert to the status quo as at August 31, 2019, while the Minister should be furnished within three days, a detailed report of any employment exercise being undertaken by the Commission.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Anietie Ekong, the letter said the suspension exercise is to subsist until a due process evaluation of the purported exercise is carried out by the Ministry in consultation with the two NDDC Committees of the National Assembly and sought prompt action of the Acting Managing Director on the matter.