Breaking: Buhari seeks Senate approval of NDDC board amidst protests

Despite various protests, President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the confirmation of the Senate for appointment of Pius Odubu as Chairman for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Many States and groups had kicked against the list when it was released some months ago.

The President also sought the confirmation of Bernard Okumagba as Managing Director, Otobong Ndem, Executive Director Projects,  Maxwell Okoh as Executive Director Finance & Admin and twelve others as state representatives of the commission.

This was contained in a letter sent to President of the Senate,Ahmad Lawan which was read on the floor at plenary.

He appealed to lawmakers to give necessary support that would ensure smooth screening and confirmation of the nominees.

However, the Senate referred it to its committee on NDDC giving a deadline of one week for its report.

In a similar letter read by the President of the Senate, Buhari also requested the Senate to confirm the appointment of three Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).

Board Of Management NDDC :

1 Chairman – Pius Odubu (Edo)

2 Managing Director -Bernard Okumagba (Delta)

3 Executive Director Projects – Otobong Ndem (Akwa Ibom)

4 Executive Director Finance & Admin-(Maxwell Okoh Bayelsa)

5 Delta Rep -Prophet Jones Erue (Delta)

6 Edo Rep – Victor Ekhatar (Edo)

7 Rivers Rep – Joy Yimebe Nunieh (Rivers)

8 Abia Rep – Nwogu Nwogu (Abia)

9 Bayelsa Rep – Theodore Allison (Bayelsa)

10 Akwa Ibom Rep – Victor Antai (Akwa Ibom)

11 Cross River Rep – Maurice Effiwatt (Cross River)

12 Ondo Rep – Olugbenga Elema (Ondo)

13 Imo Rep – Uchegbu Chidiebere Kyrian (Imo)

14 Northwest Rep – Aisha Murtala Muhammed( Kano)

15 Northeast Rep -Ardo Zubairu (Adamawa)
16 Southwest Rep – Badmus Mutalib (Lagos)