Some youths in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Wednesday protested the delay and failure of the federal government to constitute the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in the state.

The protesting youths locked the office of the NDDC and also blocked some major roads leading to the office.

This follows the expiration of the one-month ultimatum which they had given to the federal government to constitute a governing board for the NDDC.

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They accused the President Buhari administration of undue interference in failing to constitute the board.

President Muhammadu Buhari had, in January 2019, ordered a forensic audit of the operations of the NDDC from 2001 to 2019.

He said what is on the ground in the Niger Delta does not justify the huge resources that have been made available to the commission.

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In October 2019, Buhari appointed an interim committee to oversee the affairs of the commission, pending the conclusion of the agency’s audit.

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