NDDC: FG gets strong warning from ex-militants against extending Pondei’s tenure

NDDC: FG gets strong warning from ex-militants against extending Pondei’s tenure

A Coalition of Niger Delta ex-militants, National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, has warned the Federal Government against any attempt to renew the tenure of the Interim Management Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) led by Professor Keme Pondei.

National President of the Coalition, Eshanekpe Israel, a.k.a Akpodoro, in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday in Abuja, called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Pius Odubu and Bernard Okumagba-led board of the agency that was screened already screened by the Senate.

He urged the President to be consistent in his actions saying the people of the region have endured enough of maladministration in that intervention agency.

Akpodoro noted that there was no reason the IMC should continue in the office under any guise be it for the reason of forensic audit or no, stressing that no amount of pressure should make the Government extend the tenure of the ‘illegitimate IMC” as he added that the Nigerians await the December terminal date set out by the Presidency for the IMC.

Irrespective of the drama the Professor Pondei-led IMC played to the entire world during the investigation of the body earlier in the year, the former warlord noted that the indigenous people of Niger Delta had borne the brunt of the maladministration of NDDC with enough patience and understanding adding that, this is the time the President should change his style.

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