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Onochie, others get Senate confirmation on NDDC board appointments

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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Lauretta Ifeanyi-Onochie, as the substantive Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission Board along with 12 others as board members.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on the 14th of December 2022, asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of his Special Assistant on New Media, Lauretta Ifeanyi-Onochie as the substantive chairman  of the Niger Delta Development Commission Board.

Buhari had earlier named 14 others in the letter as Managing Director, Executive Directors, and members of Board.

They included Samuel Ogbokwu, from Bayelsa State, as the Managing Director, for a two year tenure to complete the term of his predecessor in office.

Other members are Dimgba Erugba, representing Abia State, Dr. Emem Willcox Wills ( Akwa Ibom), Denyanbofa Dimaro (Bayelsa State), Hon. Orok Duke (Cross River) and Dr. Pius Odudu ( Edo State).

Others included Engineer Anthony Ekenne (Imo State), Hon. Gbenga Edema (Ondo State), Elekwachi Dimkpa (Rivers State), Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Abubakar (Nasarawa State, representing North-Central zone), Alhaji Sadiq Sami Sule – Ikoh ( Kebbi State, North-West) and Prof. Tahir Mamman SAN, (Adamawa State, North-East).

The President also nominated Major-General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd) from Edo State as the (Executive Director, Finance) and Charles Ogunmola, from Ondo State, as the Executive Director, Projects.

Recall that the Senate had conducted a screening exercise on the 16th of December 2022 at the National Assembly Complex.

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