Abuja–The federal government, on Wednesday, inaugurated the governing board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Vanguard reports.
The agency had been without a board for nearly four years.
The Senate on December 20, 2022, confirmed the nominations of the Chairman and Board Members of the Commission after President Muhammadu Buhari sent their names in accordance with the NDDC (Establishment) Act, 2008.
Speaking during the inauguration, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the members of the board to be above board, adding that they should work towards policies that would contribute to the coordinated development of the Niger Delta.
Also, the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Niger-Delta Affairs, Mrs Sharon Ikeazu, urged the new board to work towards restoring hope to the people of the region.
Those inaugurated include, Lauretta Ifeanyi-Onochie, Chairman, Samuel Ogboku, Managing Director, Major-General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd) , Executive Director, Finance and Charles Ogunmola, Executive Director, Projects.
Others include 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).