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Buhari Appoints 16-Member Board for NDDC, Appointees Await Senate Approval

Buhari Appoints 16-Member Board for NDDC, Appointees Await Senate Approval

Doris Ukaonu
President Buhari
A 16-member new Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, August 27, the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle, disclosed that the appointment would also be approved by the Senate.
Adekunle also said that the Interim Management headed by Prof. Nelson Brambaifa was ordered to hand over to the most senior director in the commission.
He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari, has, subject to Senate confirmation, approved the composition of the board of NDDC made up of the following persons.
  1. Dr. Pius Odubu from Edo State, Chairman of the Board
  2. Bernard Okumagba from Delta, Managing Director
  3. Mr. Otobong Ndem,  Akwa Ibom, Executive Director Project
  4. Mr. Jones Erue, representative of Delta
  5. Chief Victor Ekhatar, represents Edo State.
  6. Mr. Maxwell Okoh from Bayelsa, Executive Director
  7. Dr. Joy Yimebe Numieh, Finance and Administration, represents Rivers
  8. Nwogu Nwogu represents Abia
  9. Mr. Theodore  Allison  represents Bayelsa
  10. Mr. Victor Antai  represents Akwa Ibom
  11. Mr. Maurice Effiwatt represents Cross River
  12. Mr. Olugbenga Elema represents Ondo
  13. Mr. Uchegbu Chidiebere Kyrian represents Imo
  14. Aisha Murtala Muhammed from Kano represents Northwest
  15. Ardo Zubairu from Adamawa, represents Northeast
  16. Engr. Badmus Mutalib from Lagos, represents Southwest.
Adekunle informed them that the Chairman and members of the newly composed board are to come to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) office on Monday, September 2, at 2 p.m. for proper documentation and briefing.
“They are to come along with their updated CVs and valid identification.” He added.
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