The director of Finance, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ibanga Bassey Etang has died.
According to report, Etang died at about 2am today at the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital, Port Harcourt after a brief illness.
TVC reported that the corpse of the deceased was wheeled to the ‘Holding Area’, called ‘COVID-19 Area’ of Braithwaite Memorial Hospital in Port Harcourt.
His death is coming just after President Buhari ordered a Forensic Audit of the Commission, and also after the Senate and House of Representatives committees insisted on investigating the activities of the commission.
Meanwhile, the corporate headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in Port Harcourt has been shut down following a COVID-19 scare.
The coronavirus scare was triggered by the death of a member of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of NDDC, Mr. Ibanga Etang who died in the early hours of today May 28 at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH), Port Harcourt after a brief illness suspected to be COVID19.
An internal memo signed and released for the management by one Silas Anyanwu, directed all employees to vacate the headquarters as it would be shut down for two weeks with immediate effect.
“Consequently, all activities of the commission including ongoing matters are hereby shut down” the memo read
See a copy of the memo below