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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has shut down its headquarters in Port Harcourt for two weeks after the death of the Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Ibanga Bassey Etang.

This is coming as there are fears that he might have contracted the coronavirus.

In a Memo signed by Silas Anyawu, the management, wrote:

“I am directed to inform all staff that management has approved that the commission be shut down for two weeks from today 28 May 2020.

“Consequently, all activities in the commission including ongoing matters are hereby shut down for the time being.

“Members of staff are to ensure that all electrical appliances in their offices are switched off before leaving the premises.

“The head security is by this memo directed to work out modalities to ensure the safety and security of the commission while the administration is requested to fumigate and decontaminate the entire offices and premises in the Headquarters during the period.

“Meanwhile staff are enjoined to go into self-isolation for two weeks as they await further directive from Management.”

The EDFA’s death came amid the Senate setting up an ad hoc committee to probe the interim management committee of the NDDC over alleged mismanagement of N40 billion.

Meanwhile, NTA has reported that the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has directed that all staff who exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19, should self-isolate and avail themselves for NCDC COVID-19 testing.

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