The Managing Director, Niger-Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr Nsima Ekere escaped death following a ghastly motor accident on Thursday in Akwa Ibom.
The incident occurred in the early hours of the day on the Calabar-Itu highway as a trailer rammed into the convoy, killing at least a police personnel in the pilot vehicle, while others sustained various degrees of injury.
The body of the police officer has been deposited in the hospital mortuary, while the injured were rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Uyo.
It was gathered that the NDDC Managing Director was on his way to Calabar, Cross River State to receive the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo who was on a working visit to Cross River State.
A statement issued by the NDDC’s Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr Toye Abosede, said, ‘Tthe convoy of the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Nsima Ekere, has been involved in a road mishap.
‘‘The incident, which occurred along the Calabar-Itu Road, occurred when a trailer ran into the pilot vehicle carrying policemen attached to the NDDC Managing Director who was on his way to Calabar to receive the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.”