NDDC headquarters shuts down


By Esther Yakubu

The management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has shut down the commission’s corporate headquarters for two weeks, following the death of a member of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) Mr. Ibanga Etang.

Etang was the Acting Executive Director of Finance.

There are fears that he might have contracted COVID-19.

According to a memo signed by Silas Anyawu, on behalf of the management, wrote: “I am directed to inform all staff that management has approved that the commission be shut down for two weeks from today 28 May 2020.

“Consequently, all activities in the commission including ongoing matters are hereby shut down for the time being.

“Members of staff are to ensure that all electrical appliances in their offices are switched off before leaving the premises.

“The head security is by this memo directed to work out modalities to ensure the safety and security of the commission while director, the administration is requested to fumigate and decontaminate the entire offices and premises in the Headquarters during the period.

“Meanwhile staff are enjoined to go into self-isolation for two weeks as they await further directive from Management.”

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