President Buhari sets up committee to monitor NDDC

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the composition of a committee to monitor the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

A statement from his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said the establishment of the committee was in line with the provisions of Part V1, Section 21 of the NDDC Establishment Act.

The NDDC monitoring committee is headed by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and the permanent secretary in the ministry, Omotayo Alasoadura and Olusola Adesola, respectively, are also members of the committee.

Recall that the President recently replaced the acting managing director of the commission, Joy Nunieh.

The NDDC was set up in 2000 by the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo to fast-track development in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

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