FG Sacks Director General of Tourism, Sally Mbanefo Over this Allegation


On Sunday, November 27, 2016, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, signed a dismissal letter of Sally Mbanefo, Director General of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), following some fraudulent allegations.

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The University of Lagos law graduate, who was made NTDC boss in 2013 on a two-year contract by then president Goodluck Jonathan, was said to have diverted the sum of N270m from the national purse.

According to the Nation, the Director General has been relieved of her duties and asked to hand over the affairs of NTDC to the next most senior officer.

The dismissal letter was titled “Notification of de-secondment from the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC),” and it 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 2014.

“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.”

Sally Mbanefo

FG Sacks Director General of Tourism, Sally Mbanefo Over this Allegation

Barrister Dr. [Mrs.] Sally Yvette Uwechue Mbanefo is the first child of former Advocate of Nigeria and one-time Chairman, Body of Benchers, Chief George Uwechue, the Oweller of Ogwashi-Uku of Delta State.

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She once served in the following capacities: Executive Director of Commercial Bank of Keystone Bank Limited and Executive Director of Finance and Administration at CAMAC International (Nigeria) Ltd.

Sally Mbanefo will be surrendering past and present affairs of NTDC to her subordinate, who will now serve as the interim chief.