Amidst growing graft allegations, the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has compulsorily retired some Directors while others were handed down compulsory leave.
The Neighbourhood gathered that the IMC said that those affected included Directors, Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors who have about two more years in service or may have been indicted in alleged corruption practice or had held “sensitive positions.”
The Commission’s Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Obi Odili, could not be reached for reaction but a Director who confirmed the development told The Neighbourhood that though he had yet to receive a letter to that effect, he got a telephone call yesterday(Tuesday) intimating him with the development. He expressed shock over the development even as he noted that claims reportedly put forward by the IMC that the massive purge was part of the forensic audit was untenable. “If they are serious about the forensic, why this mass sack of persons who could assist them with information?” the affected Director asked.