The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) had recently shut down their Commission after the death of their Director of Finance.
In a statement gathered by Career Mission Media, the commission had shut down for two weeks following the death of an official.
Chief Ibanga Etang was said to have given up the ghost in the early hours of Thursday.
It was gathered by Career Mission Media that Chief Ibanga Etang was sick last week and was rushed to the Rivers State teaching hospital where he was given Medical treatment.
Silas Ayanwu, a member of the board passed a memo to the workers on Thursday saying;
“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 director, 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.”
When contacted, the commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Charles Odili, said he would not be able to confirm the director’s death, adding that such confirmation would come from the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
“I don’t have any official information on that; I have not spoken with the family. So, we don’t really have an official position on that matter. If we have to do it, it has to come from the Minister’s office. For now, there is no confirmation,” Odili said.