Abuja—The Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Chief Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, has said the Managing Director designate of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Samuel Ogbuku will be one of the best MDs of the agency if cleared by the senate.
Degi-Eremienyo stated this during the screening of the 15 nominees for the NDDC board by the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, held at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja on Thursday.
The senator thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for nominating a son from the Oloibiri area of Bayelsa state where crude oil was first discovered in Nigeria to head the NDDC.
While declaring support for Ogbuku’s nomination, Degi-Eremienyo described the MD designate of NDDC as one of the best brains from Bayelsa and a thorough-bred politician, administrator and businessman.
In his words: “The managing director nominee is one of my constituents and an astounding one for that matter. I know him and I know him very well.
“Mr. Chairman, distinguished colleagues, Mr. Samuel Ogbuku hails from like he rightly said Ogbia and from the Oloibiri area where oil was first found in 1956 in commercial quantity.
“I like to seize this opportunity to thank Mr. President for remembering that area and appointing a son of that environment where the well has been dried up several years ago now and the people are living in abject poverty. I am very thankful to Mr. President.
“Dr. Samuel Ogbuku is one of the finest brains we have in that environment, a thorough-bred politician, administrator, and businessman.
“I am very confident that Samuel Ogbuku by the grace of God and by the special consideration of this session if he is considered and cleared he is going to be one of the best managing directors that the NDDC will ever produce by the grace of God.
“I have no reservations therefore to support his nomination and I urge all of us to support him to be cleared.”