..extends tenure of interim management committee
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to support federal and State governments with N6.25 billion as intervention support to tackle COVID-19 in the nine States of the Niger Delta region.
The Special Adviser to the President, (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina in a statement on Friday , said, “Buhari equally approved that the NDDC provides intervention support to complement efforts of the Federal and State governments against further spread of COVID-19 in the nine States of the Niger Delta region, in the sum N6.25 billion only.”
Adesina in a statement said the materials and supplies are to be done through Emergency Procurement method as provided in Sections 42(b) (c) and 43 of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.
According to his statement, Buhari extended the tenure of the Professor Keme Pondei-led Interim Management Committee of the NDDC from May 1 to December 31, 2020.
He said, the extension was to cover the period of the forensic audit of the NDDC, earlier approved by the Federal Executive Council, under the chairmanship of the President.