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BREAKING: Nigerian Senate Confirms NDDC, Others’ Appointments



BREAKING: Nigerian Senate Confirms NDDC, Others’ Appointment

The Senate, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, confirmed the appointment of Lauretta Ifeanyi-Onochie, the president’s Special Assistant on New Media, as the substantive Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board.


At the plenary, the lawmakers similarly confirmed 12 others except two who didn’t attend the screening conducted last Friday at the National Assembly complex.

President Muhammadu Buhari last week’s Friday, asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Onochie as the substantive chairman of the board of NDDC.


Buhari had also named 14 others in the letter as Managing Directors, Executive Directors, and members of the Board.

They are: Samuel Ogbokwu, from Bayelsa State, as the Managing Director, who would serve for two years to complete the term of his predecessor in office.


Other members are Dimgba Erugba, representing Abia State, Dr. Emem Willcox Wills ( Akwa Ibom), Denyanbofa Dimaro (Bayelsa State), Hon. Orok Duke (Cross River) and Dr. Pius Odudu ( Edo State).

Others included Engineer Anthony Ekenne (Imo State), Hon. Gbenga Edema (Ondo State), Elekwachi Dimkpa (Rivers State), Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Abubakar ( Nasarawa State, representing North-Cenral zone), Alhaji Sadiq Sami Sule – Ikoh ( Kebbi State, North-West) and Prof. Tahir Mamman (SAN), (Adamawa State, North-East).


The President also nominated Major-General Charles Airhiavbere (retd) from Edo State as the (Executive Director, Finance) and Charles Ogunmola, from Ondo State, as the Executive Director, Projects.

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