Edo, Niger Delta

Odubu Is NDDC’s Chairman-Designate


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By Augustine Ehikioya, Abuja

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

A statement by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Olusegun A. Adekunle, conveyed the appointments.

The new appointees and their states of origin are: Dr. Pius Odubu (Edo) – Chairman; Bernard O. Okumagba (Delta) – Managing Director; Otobong Ndem (Akwa Ibom) – Executive Director Projects and Maxwell Okoh (Bayelsa) – Executive Director Finance and Admin.

State representatives in the board are: Delta Rep – Prophet Jones Erue (Delta); Edo Rep – Chief Victor Ekhatar (Edo); Rivers Rep – Dr. Joy Yimebe Nunieh (Rivers); Abia Rep – Nwogu Nwogu (Abia) and Bayelsa Rep – Theodore A. Allison (Bayelsa).

Others are: Akwa Ibom Rep – Victor Antai (Akwa Ibom); Cross River Rep – Maurice Effiwatt (Cross River); Ondo Rep -Olugbenga Elema (Ondo); Imo Rep – Uchegbu Chidiebere Kyrian (Imo); Northwest Rep – Aisha Murtala Muhammed (Kano); Northeast Rep – Ardo Zubairu (Adamawa) and Southwest Rep – Badmus Mutalib (Lagos).

The statement also said the interim management, headed by Prof. Nelson Brambaifa, had been directed to hand over to the most senior director in the commission. The chairman and members of the newly composed Governing Board are also invited to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) on September 2, at 2 p.m for proper documentation and briefing.

“They are to come along with their updated CVs and valid identification,” the statement said.

Source; The Nation Newspaper