The Niger-Delta Development Commission, NDDC has shut down its Headquarters until further notice.
The Commission also directed all staff members to stop coming to work in the meantime.
The directive was contained in a memo NDDC/HQ/HAHR/3 dated May 28, 2020, and signed by Silas Anyanwu on behalf of the Interim Management Committee.
The directive comes hours after reports of the death of the Acting Executive Director, Finance of the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC, Chief Ibanga Bassey Etang.
Chief Ibanga Etang, Ag. the Executive Director of Finance and Administration of NDDC was confirmed dead this morning of an unknown ailment.
However, there are speculations that Enang’s death may have links to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic infection hence fumigation and Isolation needed.
The memo reads thus: “I am directed to inform all staff that management has approved that the Commission be shut down for two weeks from today 28th 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, Administration is requested to fumigate and decontaminate the entire offices in the Headquarters during the period.