Senate Confirms Nominees for NEDC Board


The Senate has confirmed the nomination of the members of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) for appointment.

The confirmation is sequel to the screening of the nominees at the plenary on Wednesday.

President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio who presided over the screening process appealed to the board members to work closely with the legislature in developing projects needed in the northeast.

Those confirmed are Paul Tarfa, chairman for re-appointment (North-East, Adamawa); Gambo Maikomo member (North-East, Taraba); Abdullahi Abbas, member (North-West, Kano ).

Others are Tsav Aondoana, member (North-Central, Benue) Mutiu Lawal- Areh, member (South-West, Lagos); Samuel Onuigbo, member (South-East, Abia); Frank Owhor, member (South-South, Rivers); and Mohammad Alkali, managing director (North-East, Borno) re-appointment.

Others are Ahmed Yahaya, executive director of operations (North-East, Gombe); Abubakar Iliya, executive director of admin and finance (North-East, Yobe); and Musa Yashi, executive director of humanitarian affairs (North-East, Bauchi).

The Chairman of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), General Paul Tarfa, during the screening process, said the key mandate of the commission is to produce a master plan that will cater to the environmental needs of the northeast region. 

The Minority leader, Sen Simon Mwadkon in his comments, commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the appointment. He said President Tinubu recognized the diversity in the nation while making the appointments. 

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