BREAKING: Court Reinstates Pondei-led NDDC IMC

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BREAKING: Court Reinstates Pondei-led NDDC IMC

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has reinstated the Prof. Daniel Pondei-led Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

In a judgement delivered by on Thursday by Justice A.R. Mohammed, the court struck out the lawsuit against the IMC by the Incorporated Trustees of Forum for Accountability and Good Governance on January 13, 2021, while refuting reports that it sacked the Pondei-led IMC.

Ijaw News had earlier reported how President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the NDDC IMC on December 12, 2020. 

Buhari had ordered NDDC IMC to step aside for an interim sole administrator to take over the affairs of the Commission on the strength of the court injunction.

However, the Justice Muhammed-led Court insisted that the NDDC IMC was never dismissed.

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The court stated that, “that there was no order for interim injunction (against the IMC) granted by this court”.

The court also ordered in suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/617/2020 that two media houses correct the misleading story.

Court papers explained that the leave sought by the plaintiffs did not amount to an injunction but permission to sue which was allowed but now stands struck out by subsequent findings of the court in January 2021.

Despite the latest position of the court, it is not clear if President Buhari would reinstate the Prof Pondei-led IMC of NDDC since the president was earlier advised by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to sack the interim management.

See the court papers below;

BREAKING: Court Reinstates Pondei-led NDDC IMC, Ijaw News - Niger Delta Stories
BREAKING: Court Reinstates Pondei-led NDDC IMC 3 Ijaw News - Niger Delta Stories
BREAKING: Court Reinstates Pondei-led NDDC IMC, Ijaw News - Niger Delta Stories
BREAKING: Court Reinstates Pondei-led NDDC IMC 4 Ijaw News - Niger Delta Stories

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