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Cross River Basin Board Sends MD On Suspension



By GWG Staff

The board of Cross River Basin Development Authority, CRBDA has suspended Engr. Bassey Nkposong as the managing director of the agency.

The suspension was contained in a letter dated August 13, 2020 directed to him by the chairman of the board Hon. Eseme Eyiboh on behalf of the board.

The suspension followed earlier queries to him and reporting to the minister of water resources over alleged misdeeds by him.

Eyiboh wrote:

“I write to inform you in consequence of your failure and/or refusal to prove any representation, including cogent reasons and grounds to exculpate you from the allegations of misconduct/gross misconduct contained in our letter ref. no CRB/AD.C.32/S/volxv/172 and dated  February 24, 2020 which was delivered to you on the same date –February 24, 2020 by the board secretary – Barrister A. P. Udoh and a formal query in our letter Ref no: CRB/AD/C.32/S/Vol.xv/175 dated July 20, 2020, also delivered to you by the board secretary (Barrister A.P. Udoh), that the Board of the Authority in exercise of its powers has reached a decision to suspend you and you are hereby suspended in substantial compliance with the extant Public Service Rules 160201(a) and the provisions of the River Basins Development Authroities Act (as amended).

2. In order to ensure an unfettered operations and administrative access and having regards to your role in the various issues/allegations raised, the Board has directed you handover every government’s property and authority forthwith to the most senior Director in the establishment. In addition, you are restrained by this suspension forthwith from the exercise of the powers and functions of the Managing Director of  Cross River Basin Development Authority, pending the conclusion of further audit and administrative procedures. A detailed report on the mater is being forwarded to the Honourable  Minster, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, for further and necessary actions.

3. Please acknowledge receipt of this letter on the copy attached herto and ensure compliance and receipt of the board’s warmest regards.

Very truly

Rt. Hon. Eseme Eyiboh


For: Governing Board of CRBDA

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