OrderPaperToday – The acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Joi Nunieh, has ordered the commission’s Directorate of Planning, Research and Statistics to treat budgetary implementation requests (recurrent and capital) from the various directorate, departments, units and state offices for the year 2020.
This is against the backdrop of the Senate’s insistence that it will only consider a budget presented by a properly constituted board and not the interim management committee of the commission.
In a memo dated 15th January, 2020, the acting MD said, “The Directorate of Planning, Research and Statistics is hereby directed to treat budgetary implementation requests (Recurrent and Capital) from the various directorates, departments, units and state offices for the year 2020.
“Please recall that the president and commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (CCFR) has signed into law, the federation’s 2020 Budget (Appropriation Act)’. Also in the approved budget, the sum of N80,881,610,074 only has been appropriated to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).”
The memo also stated, “It is pertinent to state here that the commission is an intervention agency whose activities are predominantly in the Niger Delta Region with a peculiar and harsh geographical terrain and is greatly influenced by the weather conditions.”