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Buhari extends tenure of NDDC interim committee, orders commission to support fight against COVID-19 with N6.250bn

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, extended the tenure of the Professor Keme Pondei-led Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from May 1 to December 31, 2020.

A statement signed by Buhari’s Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, 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.

Buhari also 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 of N6.250bn.

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.

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