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Buhari’s Aide, Onochie Confirmed As NDDC Board Chairman




BREAKING: Buhari's Aide, Onochie Confirmed As NDDC Board Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on New Media, Lauretta Onochie, has been appointed as the substantive Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Board.

Naija News reports that Onochie’s appointment was confirmed by the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

The presidential aide was among thirteen people screened by the lawmakers and confirmed for the NDDC roles at the plenary today, except for two who didn’t attend the screening conducted last Friday at the National Assembly complex.

President Buhari had on Wednesday, last week, asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Lauretta and 14 others in the letter as Managing Director, Executive Directors, and members of the Board.

They included Samuel Ogbokwu, from Bayelsa State, as the Managing Director, who would serve for two years 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-Cenral zone), Alhaji Sadiq Sami Sule – Ikoh ( Kebbi State, North-West) and Prof. Tahir Mamman SAN, (Adamawa State, North-East).

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