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EFCC Arrest Former NDDC Managing Director, Nsima Ekere




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nsima Ekere.

Ekere, was arrested by the anti-graft agency for allegedly diverting funds to the tune of N47 billion through registered contractors of the agency.

The onetime All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Akwa Ibom in the 2019 elections, was the agency’s Managing Director between 2016 and 2018, and his arrest is the latest scandal trailing the NDDC.

His arrest comes after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a forensic audit of the agency in 2019. The audit, which is being reviewed, covered the operations of the organisation from 2001 to 2019.

In the build-up to the 2019 elections, Ekere served as a member of the presidential campaign council for the APC.


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