Jane Okafor Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated his aide on social media; Lauretta Onochie, as chairperson of Niger Delta Development Commission Board.
This came after failed attempts in the past to have Ms Onochie’s nomination sail through as Resident Electoral Commission(REC) of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Senate President Ahmad Lawan announced the appointment during plenary on Wednesday while reading Buhari’s correspondence transmitting the request to the nation’ senators for their consent.
The President also nominated others as members of the Board including Chief Dr Samuel Ibukun as Managing Director.
The NDDC board nominees, according to the letter, are Laureta Ifeanyi Onochie (Delta, South-South) as Chairman; Dimgba Erugba State representative (Abia, South-East); Dr Ene Wilcox (Akwa Ibom, State Representative, South-South); Dr Pius Odudu (Edo, South-South); Hon. Gbenga Odegba (Ondo, South-West) and Engr. Anthony Ekene (Imo, South-East).
Also on the board list are Mr. Onyekachi Dimgba (Rivers, South-South); Alhaji Mohammed Kabiru Abubakar (Zonal Representative, Nasarawa); Professor Tallen Mamma, SAN (North-East Representative, Adamawa); Sodique Sani (North-West, Zonal Representative); General Charles Ehigie Airhiavbere (Rtd) (Executive Director of Finance) and Charles Ogunmola (Executive Director Project, South-West).