January 30, 2023



Names of NDDC board members Buhari despatched to Senate for screening *See full listing 


President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday requested the Senate to substantiate the appointment of his Particular Adviser on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie because the substantive Chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC).

Buhari’s letter which was learn at plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, additionally named 14 others as members of the Board.

The 14 members as contained within the letter are Dimgba Erugba (State Consultant, Abia, South-East). Dr. M.M Willcox Wills (State Consultant, Akwa Ibom, South -South), Elder Senator Dimaroe Daniya Bofa (State Consultant, Bayelsa State, South -South), Hon. Orok Duke (State Consultant, Cross River, South-South) and Dr. Pius Odudu , (State Consultant, Edo State, South -South).

Others are Engineer Anthony Ekenne, (State Consultant, Imo State, South-East), Hon. Gbenga Edema (State Consultant, Ondo State, South – West),  

Elekwachi Dimkpa (State Consultant, Rivers State, South-South),  Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Abubakar, ( Zonal Consultant, Nasarawa State, North-Central), Alhaji Sule Ikoh Sadiq Sami (Zonal Consultant, Kebbi State, North-West), Prof. Tahir Momoh SAN, (Zonal Consultant, Adamawa State, North-East),  Chief Samuel Ogbokwu, ( Managing Director for a time period of two years to finish the time period of his predecessor in workplace. Bayelsa State, South-South), Main Basic Charles, Emiahamre (Government Director, Finance, Edo State, South-South) and Charles Ogunmola, Government Director, Initiatives, Ondo State, South-West).

The letter as learn by the President of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan states : Expensive Distinguished Senate President,  affirmation of appointments of Chairman and members of the Niger Delta Improvement Fee.

“In  accordance with the provisions of Part 2(2)A of the NDDC Act, Cap N86, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

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“I hereby current the underlisted 15 names of nominees as Chairman and members of the NDDC for affirmation by the Senate.

“Whereas I hope the request would obtain the same old expeditious consideration, and affirmation of the Senate, Please settle for the Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration” 

However the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo- Agege, complained that Delta State State just isn’t nicely represented on the board simply as Senator George Sekibo drew the eye of the Senate to the board screened and confirmed final 12 months with out being sworn in by President Buhari .

The Senate President in his response, promised to get the Government knowledgeable on non-adequate illustration of Delta State on the board earlier than screening and affirmation of nominees.