NDDC: Interim Mgt C’ttee orders all Directors, HODs to proceed on mandatory leave


… it’s a ploy to do a shoddy forensic audit


The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC Interim Management Committee has ordered all directors and departmental heads to proceed on mandatory leave to enable the Commission carry out a forensic audit.

It was reliably gathered that the Commission in a memo signe by the acting Executive Director,  Finance and Admin Chief Bassey Ibanga Etang directed all the heads to immediately vacate office.

But a source privy to this development said the essence of asking the directors to embark on the forced leave is to enable audit outfits singlehandedly picked by the Minister,Senator Godswill Akpabio to do a shoddy work.

“Why is the Commission sending them on leave when their inputs is required to assist the audit firms.

“It was the Minister who appointed and discuss the payment for their services so what do we expect from the firm’s,” the source wondered.

“We equally have it on good authority that the minister went to the various offices of the directors and allegedly removed some vital files which he took to Abuja.

“This whole exercise is a ploy to make the audit firms follow the dictates of the Niger Delta Affairs minister and this is an abnormality, he added.
In the memo sent to the directors and departmental heads, the instruction is that they should immediately embark on a mandatory leave.

It was further stated in the statement that staff who have disciplinary proceedings already instituted  against them or about to be instituted should proceed on mandatory  leave pending the determination of such matters.


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