The House of Representatives has confirmed the members of the board and management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The designates confirmed were Chiedu Ebie, Chairman (Delta); Boma Iyaye, ED, Finance & Admin (Rivers); Dr Samuel Ogbuku, Managing Director/CEO (Bayelsa); Abasi Ndikan Nkono (Akwa Ibom); Victor Antai, ED, Projects (Akwa Ibom); Ifedayo Abegunde, ED, Corporate Services (Ondo); Senator Dimaro Denyanbofa (Bayelsa); Monday Igbuya (Delta); Chief Tony Okocha (Rivers); and Patrick Aisowieren (Edo).
Others were Otitio Atikase (Ondo); Kyrian Uchegbu (Imo); Orok Otu Duke (Cross River); Nick Wende (North Central); Chief Dimgba Eruba (Abia); Senator Dr Ibrahim Gobir (North West) and Namdas Abdulrazak (North East).
The new NDDC board members’ confirmation was disclosed in a statement jointly signed by the Chairperson, House Committee on NDDC, Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu, and the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Akin Rotimi, Jr.
According to the statement, designates appeared before the House ad-hoc committee mandated on Thursday to conduct the screening.
Ibori-Suenu said while giving their remarks at the event:
“Now, more than ever before, the NDDC needs visionary leaders with integrity to drive the discharge of the commission’s mandate, to translate to tangible impact on the lives of the people and communities in the Niger Delta.”