Sally Mbanefo was, today, removed as the Director General of the Nigeria Tourism Development. Her removal was contained in a letter titled “Notification of de-secondment from the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation( NTDC)” and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal on Sunday, November 27, 2016.
The letter reads, “I refer to the attached letter, Ref. No. SGF.6/S.23/1/568 of 8th October 2013 in respect of your secondment from the Keystone Bank Limited to serve as Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation( NTDC) for a period of two years with effect from 6th May 2013.
You may note from the foregoing that the period of your secondment at the corporation had since lapsed on 5th May 2016. Consequently, you are to handover the affairs of the corporation to the most senior officer on or before Wednesday, 30th November, 2016.” Mbanefo who was appointed by GEJ, in 2013, was accused of fraud amounting to N270m.