The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC,  said that it has placed some members of staff on mandatory leave with full benefits, pending the conclusion and outcome of the on-going forensic audit.

A press statement issued on Wednesday in Port Harcourt by the Commission’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Charles Obi Odili said the management action is based on the advice of the Lead Consultant on the Forensic Audit exercise, which he said  has been accepted by the Interim Management Committee, IMC.

He listed  the staff sent on mandatory leave to include   those indicted by security agencies like the Police, ICPC and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for acts of impropriety, those whose acts are the subject of investigations by the forensic auditors as well as  those who held key and sensitive positions in the commission during the period covered by the forensic audit and whose continued presence in the Commission will interfere, impair, undermine or compromise the objective forensic auditing of the affairs of the commission.

He said the mandatory leave takes immediate effect saying that the affected staff have already been notified.