President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of an interim administrator to oversee the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
This was disclosed in a statement released Saturday evening by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
According to the statement, Mr Effiong Okon Akwa, the Ag. Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Commission, will head the commission until all forensic audits have been completed.
“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,” the statement said.
Mr Akwa is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.