NDDC gets new CEO to see off forensic audit As Buhari keeps December date for end to IMC

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By Codratus Godson

President Muhammadu Buhari has kept to his promise for the life of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) system to come to an end in December 2020, whether the forensic audit was accomplished or not.

The president has thus appointed Mr Effiong Okon Akwa, the executive director Finance and Administration (EDFA) as interim administrator. This seems to have spared the Pondei IMC which took many bullets from many quarters especially from the National Assembly which insisted that the screened board members be sworn in.

The NASS also had insiders who were fingered in massive contract scams with full payments without lifting a shovel. They were accused of trying hard to stop the audit until Buhari insisted.

Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.

The presidential aide stated that Akwa, who is the acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Commission, would assume headship till completion of the forensic audit of the NDDC.

“The development became necessary as a result of plethora of litigation and a restraining order issued recently against the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC by a Federal High Court in Abuja,” he said.

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