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Senate confirms Onochie as NDDC chairman, 12 other executive members

THE Senate today approved the appointment of Lauretta Onochie, a former new media advisor to President Muhammadu Buhari, to the position of substantive chairman of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Twelve other candidates for the positions of managing director, executive director, and commission member were also approved by the Red Chamber.

The Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, led by Bulus Amos (Gombe), had examined a report before the confirmation

President Buhari had asked the Senate to confirm the nominations in a letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan.

Other NDDC members confirmed are; Dimgba Erugba, Abia; Dr Emem Willcox Wills, Akwa Ibom; Elder Denyanbofa Dimaro, Bayelsa State; Hon. Orok Duke, Cross River; Hon. Gbenga Edema, Ondo; Elekwachi Dimkpa, Rivers.

Also confirmed by the Senate are; Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Abubakar, (Zonal Representative, Nasarawa State, North-Central); Alhaji Sadiq Sami Sule – Ikoh (Zonal Representative, Kebbi State, North-West); Prof Tahir Mamman SAN, (Zonal Representative, Adamawa State, North-East); Chief Samuel Ogbokwu, (Managing Director); Major-General Charles Airhiavbere, rtd. (Executive Director, Finance) and Charles Ogunmola, Executive Director, Projects.

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