BREAKING: NDDC Director Of Finance Dies After Gasping For Breath
Emerging report indicates that Chief Ibanga Bassey Etang, acting Director of Finance and Accounts of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) is dead.
YANS gathered that Chief Etang died at the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital (BMH), in Port Harcourt after he allegedly took ill and gasping for breath at about 2am, Thursday before being rushed to the health facility.
Mr Etang died amid the Forensic Audit of the Commission ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari. The National Assembly is also probing the finances of the Commission under its present Interim Management Committee.
According to an insider source prevy to the development, the cause of death is yet to be determined.
His body has been wheeled to the ‘Holding Area’, called ‘COVID-19 Area’, of Braithwaite Memorial Hospital, Port Harcourt.
This development is said to have occurred following a directive from Abuja, with a view to testing and finding out the true cause of death.
Meanwhile, the commission has been shut down for two weeks, while all staff have been directed to go into self-isolation for two weeks beginning from May 28.
This was contained in a memo signed by Silas Anyanwu Esq.