Federal Government has sacked the Acting Director General the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Mrs. Mariel Rae-Omoh and replaced her with Dr. Paul Adalikwu .
Adalikwu, Abelnewsng.com learnt is to remain the new acting DG pending the appointment of a new Director General by the Federal Government.
With this appointment, Adalikwu becomes 3rd Acting D-G of the corporation after the sack of former Director General of NTDC, Mrs. Sally Mbanefo.
Mbanefo was axed by the government on November 27, 2016 via a letter signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal.
It was also learnt that no fewer than 15 very senior officials of NDTC were equally consumed by tsunami, as they were demoted from the positions held prior to the Federal Government’s action.
According to a source close to the corporation, the affected senior officers of NTDC were alleged promoted contrary to the civil service rules.
The source, who spoke to Abelnewsng.com on the condition of anonymity, as he was not authorised to speak on the issue said, “They were demoted because their promotions did not follow due process and it went against the provision of the civil service rule”
The source further explained that what the Federal Government has done was to further restructure, re-engineer and reposition the crisis ridden entity.
Meanwhile, another source told the online platform that the main reason for the sack and demotion was that a petition was written to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, adding that upon receiving it , investigated the issues raised and took those steps
However, the source did not say who wrote the petition and if the writer is also a staff of the corporation.
Recalled that Mr Boniface Ebuka was appointed as Acting DG immediately after Mbanefo was fired but his appointment was short lived, as he was later replaced.