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