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Group calls for dissolution of NDDC Interim Committee

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By Amgbare Ekaunkumo,Yenagoa

 

A Non governmental organization under the aegis of Royal Chiefs for Peace and Development has called for the immediate dissolution of interim management committee  of the Niger Delta Development commission (NDDC).

 

The group in a press statement signed by its chairman, Chief Nengi James and addressed to President Muhammed Buhari, argued that the Act establishing NDDC Board did not provide for the setting up of interim management committee to take over the management of the commission.

 

The Royal Chiefs of Niger Delta noted that it will amount to aberration and illegality for an interim committee to oversee the affairs of the commission as it is only right according to section 9,10 of the NDDC act for the president to appoint and swear in a board upon the expiration of the tenure of the previous board.

 

Chief Nengi faulted the interim caretaker committee set up by Minister for Niger Delta affairs, Sen.Godswill Akpabio  as an illegal entity, unrecognized by  the clear, sacrosanct and unambiguous provision of the NDDC act.

 

He however demanded for the immediate dissolution of the interim caretaker committee in the interest and peace of the Niger Delta region, adding that the president might have been advised by some selfseeking persons contray to the act setting up the board.

 

He further said, they will not hesitate to commence public interest litigation in a court of competent jurisdiction to seek redress if the illegility is  not corrected.

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