The Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, has approved the immediate redeployment of management staff of the Commission as part of ongoing efforts to improve service and project delivery.
A memo signed by the Acting MD/CEO announced the movement of 21 officers to new responsibilities, covering Legal Services, Procurement, Project Monitoring and Supervision, Administration, Environmental Protection and Control as well as Education, Health and Social Services.
Other officers were also redeployed to Youths, Sports, Culture and Women Affairs, Information Technology, Special Duties, Community and Rural Development, Agriculture and Fisheries, Corporate Affairs, Project Management and SERVICOM Unit, while others were reassigned in seven State Offices, namely: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Edo, Imo, Rivers and Ondo.
Twelve officers retained their positions. These are in Planning, Research, and Statistics, Human Resources, Finance and Supply, Utilities, Infrastructural Development and Waterways, Commercial and Industrial Development, Internal Audit, Security as well as Public-Private Partnerships.
Mrs Semenitari said the redeployment is part of her strategy to strengthen NDDC to achieve its mandate of facilitating the development of the Niger Delta region, as well as ensure that the Commission helps to meet the Federal Government’s goal of improving the living conditions of the people.
The NDDC boss reiterated that her objective is to “re-professionalise the workforce to create a new generation of officers with sufficient skills, knowledge and motivation to coordinate our management systems.”