The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has ordered the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to immediately suspend any employment with the Commission.
The minister also ordered the suspension of the delivery of the letters of appointment, the documentation and all the other processes relating to employment at the Commission.
This was revealed in a statement signed by the chief press secretary of Akpabio, Anietie Ekong and made available to our correspondent in Uyo on Saturday.
It was concluded that Senator Akpabio issued this directive in a letter issued by the permanent secretary, Ministry of Affairs of the Niger Delta, Ms. Didi Walson-Jack to the acting CEO of the NDDC, Dr. Akwagaga Enyia.
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The statement reads in parts, “Based on the Ministerial directive, the Commission’s pay roll should not accommodate new employees and should revert to the status quo as at August 31, 2019.
“The Minister should be furnished within three days with a detailed report of any employment exercise being undertaken by the Commission.
“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.”