Registered trustees of the Niger Delta Youth Forum have filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking the dissolution of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The plaintiffs, Itoldem Daghware, Bishop Chuck Johnson and Akinterinwa Julius, are contending that the committee’s inauguration by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, “is in flagrant abuse of the NDDC Act and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because the IMC members presently composed of representation from five instead of the nine oil-producing states.”
The applicants filed the case on behalf of themselves as elders and community leaders/members of oil producing communities of Ilaje, Umuorji (Ohaji/Egbema) and Uhrobo in the Niger Delta region.
The respondents include the Attorney General of the Federation; the National Assembly; the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs; the NDDC; Prof. David Pondei; Dr. Cairo Ojougboh; Mr. Ibanga…
Source: Guardian Newspaper