Saturday, October 5, 2019

New Minister, Akpabio stops employment in NDDC

The Federal Government has ordered the suspension of any employment exercise in the Niger Delta Development Commission with immediate effect.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio who issued the order, also directed the suspension of handing over of appointment letters, documentation and all other processes connected to employment into the NDDC.

A statement issued on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Anietie Ekong, said Akpabio gave the directive in a letter issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Didi Walson-Jack, to the Acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Dr. Akwagaga Enyia.


He said, “According to the Ministerial directive, the commission’s payroll should not accommodate any new employees and should revert to the status quo as at August 31, 2019, while he should be furnished within three days with a detailed report of any employment exercise being undertaken by the Commission.

“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.”

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