Buhari seeks confirmation of Ndoma-Egba as NDDC chair


Abuja –  President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday requested the Senate to confirm Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba as Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
In a letter dated July 18, and read by President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at plenary, the president also sought the approval for 18 others as directors and members of the commission.
He indicated that the nominations were in line with provisions of Section 2(2) of the NDDC Act, 2000.
The director nominees are Nsima Ekere (Akwa Ibom), as Managing Director; Adjogbe Samuel (Delta), Executive Director (Project); Mene Derek (Rivers), Executive Director (Finance and Administration).
Proposed members are Donatus Enyinnah (Abia), Frank George (Akwa Ibom), Prof. Brambaifa Nelson (Bayelsa), Sylvester Nsa (Cross River) and Dr Ogaga Ifowodo (Delta).
Other nominees are Uwuilekhue Saturday (Edo), Osita Izunaso (Imo), Olatokunbo Ajasin (Ondo), Harry Dabibi (Rivers), Benard Banfa (North Central) and Yahaya Mohammed (North-East)
Also nominated are Mustapha Dankadi (North-West), Igo Weli (Niger), Dr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, Federal Ministry of Finance and Abdul-Kazeem Bayero, Ministry of Environment.
Similarly, Buhari requested confirmation of Justice Ejembe Eko from Benue (North Central) and Justice Amina Augie from Kebbi State (North-West) as Justices of the Supreme Court.
According to the president in a letter dated July 20, the request is in accordance with Section 231(1) of the 1999 Constitution (Amended).
The president urged the senate to expeditiously consider and confirm all the nominees.

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