President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new 16-man board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Dr. Pius Odubu from Edo State is now the chairman.

A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle, on behalf of the SGF, however, said that the appointment was subject to the confirmation of the Senate.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has, subject to Senate confirmation, approved the composition of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission.

“The interim management headed by Prof. Nelson Brambaifa has been directed to hand over to the most senior director in the Commission.

“The chairman and members of the newly composed Governing Board are, by this release, invited to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Monday, September 2, 2019 for proper documentation and briefing.

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

Among the board members are Bernard Okumagba from Delta State, who will serve as Managing Director; and Otobong Ndem from Akwa Ibom, who was appointed as the Executive Director, Projects.

Others are Maxwell Okoh from Bayelsa State;, Jones Erue from Delta State; Victor Ekhatar from Edo State; Joy Nunieh from Rivers State; Nwogu Nwogu from Abia State; Theodore Allison from Bayelsa State; Victor Antai from Akwa Ibom State; Maurice Effiwatt from Cross River State; Olugbenga Elema from Ondo State; Uchegbu Kyrian from Imo State; and Aisha Muhammed from Kano State representing North-West area on the board.

From Adamawa State, President Buhari appointed Ardo Zubairu to represent the North-East; while Badmus Mutalib was appointed from Lagos State to represent the South-West region on the NDDC board.

PRESS RELEASE:

APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD OF THE NIGER DELTA

DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (NDDC)

President Muhammadu Buhari, has, subject to Senate confirmation, approved the composition of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) made up of the following persons:

S/N Position Name State

1  Chairman Dr. Pius Odubu Edo

2  Managing Director Bernard O. Okumagba Delta

3  Executive Director Projects Engr. Otobong Ndem Akwa Ibom

4  Executive Director Finance & Admin. Maxwell Okoh Bayelsa

5 Delta Rep Prophet Jones Erue Delta

6  Edo Rep Chief Victor Ekhatar Edo

7  Rivers Rep Dr. Joy Yimebe Nunieh Rivers

8

 Abia Rep Nwogu Nwogu Abia

9 Bayelsa Rep Theodore A. Allison Bayelsa

10 Akwa Ibom Rep Victor Antai Akwa Ibom

11 Cross River Rep Maurice Effiwatt Cross River

12 Ondo Rep Olugbenga Elema Ondo

13 Imo Rep Hon. Uchegbu Chidiebere Kyrian Imo

14 Northwest Rep Aisha Murtala Muhammed Kano

15 Northeast Rep Ardo Zubairu Adamawa

16 Southwest Rep Engr. Badmus Mutalib Lagos

2.  The interim management headed by Prof. Nelson Brambaifa has been directed to hand-over to the most senior Director in the Commission.

3. The Chairman and members of the newly composed Governing Board are by this release invited to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Monday, 2nd September, 2019 at 2.00 p.m for proper documentation and briefing. They are to come along with their updated CVs and valid identification.

Olusegun A. Adekunle, Esq, (KJW)

Permanent Secretary (General Services Office)

for: Secretary to the Government of the Federation

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