Buhari approves new NDDC board, appoints ex-Edo deputy gov chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new 16-man board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) with former Edo State deputy governor, Dr. Pius Odubu as the chairman.

The permanent secretary in the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Olusegun Adekunle announced the appointment in a statement on behalf of the SGF,

He however, stated that the appointment was subject to the confirmation of the Senate.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has, subject to Senate confirmation, approved the composition of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission.

“The interim management headed by Prof. Nelson Brambaifa has been directed to hand over to the most senior director in the Commission.

“The chairman and members of the newly composed Governing Board are, by this release, invited to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Monday, September 2, 2019 for proper documentation and briefing.

“They are to come along with their updated CVs and valid identification,” the statement read.

The board members are:

Bernard Okumagba from Delta State – Managing Director

Otobong Ndem from Akwa Ibom, – Executive Director, Projects

Maxwell Okoh from Bayelsa State – Executive Director finance & Admin

Jones Erue from Delta State

Victor Ekhatar from Edo State

Joy Nunieh from Rivers State

Nwogu Nwogu from Abia State

Theodore Allison from Bayelsa State

Victor Antai from Akwa Ibom State

Maurice Effiwatt from Cross River State

Olugbenga Elema from Ondo State

Uchegbu Kyrian from Imo State

Representatives from other regions are:

Aisha Muhammed from Kano State – North-West

Ardo Zubairu from Adamawa State – North-East

Badmus Mutalib Lagos State – South-West

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