The Federal Government has halted any form of employment exercise at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
This was disclosed by Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, who issued the order.
According to a statement issued on Saturday Anietie Ekong, his Chief Press Secretary, Akpabio also directed Didi Walson-Jack, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, via a letter to ensure the stoppage of handing over of appointment letters, documentation and all other processes connected to employment into the NDDC.
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The letter, according to the statement, was also addressed to Akwagaga Enyia, the acting Managing Director of the NDDC.
The statement read: “According to the Ministerial directive, 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.
“The letter said the suspension exercise is to 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 minister during his first meeting with the management team of the NDDC on 4 September had warned members of staff to sit up, saying “it is not going to be business as usual”.
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