The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has said that there will be no fresh recruitment by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for now.
In a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Anietie Ekong, on Saturday, Akpabio stopped handing over of appointment letters, documentation and all other processes connected to employment into the NDDC.
“The commission’s payroll should not accommodate any new employees and should revert to the status quo as at August 31, 2019, while he should be furnished within three days with a detailed report of any employment exercise being undertaken by the Commission,” he said.
The minister said the suspension would subsist until a due process evaluation of the purported exercise is “carried out by the ministry in consultation with the two NDDC Committees of the National Assembly and sought prompt action of the Acting Managing Director on the matter.”
The commission is said to be owing its suppliers and contractors about N2trillion in debt.