Sally Mbanefo has been relieved of her duties as the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC.
This was contained in a letter addressed to the former DG by secretary to the government of the federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal.
The letter read: “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 Goodluck Jonathan, former president, in 2013, was alleged to have diverted N270 million.
The NTDC is a Federal Government Corporation established in 1992 under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism & National Orientation to develop the tourism sector of Nigeria.