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Reps confirm NDDC board designates


The House of Representatives has confirmed the presidential designates to the Board and Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission.

The designates were screened and confirmed on Thursday by a House ad-hoc committee.

The NDDC Chairman and Managing Director/CEO designate, Mr. Chiedu Ebie and Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, respectively, gave presentations on their career trajectories and vision for the commission.

After the presentations, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Ali Isa, moved a motion for the designates to take a bow in deference to the fact that the Senate had similarly screened and confirmed them. 

The motion was seconded by the Deputy Leader of the House, Abdullahi Ibrahim Halims, and unanimously carried by the committee.

The following designates were confirmed:

  • Mr. Chiedu Ebie, Chairman, Delta State
  • Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bayelsa
  • Mr. Boma Iyaye, Executive Director, Finance and Admin, Rivers
  • Mr. Victor Antai, Executive Director Projects, Akwa-Ibom
  • Otito Atikase, Executive Director, Corporate Services, Ondo
  • Dimaro Denyanbofa, State Representative Bayelsa
  • Mr. Abasi Nkono, State Representative Akwa-Ibom
  • Monday Igbuya, State Representative Delta,
  • Tony Okocha, State Representative Rivers
  • Patrick Aisowieren, State Representative Edo
  • Mr. Kyrian Uchegbu, State Representative Imo
  • Victor Akinjo, State Representative Ondo
  • Dimgba Eruba, State Representative Abia
  • Orok Otu Duke, State Representative Cross River
  • Nick Wende, Zonal Representative North Central
  • Namdas Abdulrazak, Zonal Representative North East
  • Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir, Zonal Representative North West

The House leader, Prof. Julius Inhovhere, charged the designates with the responsibility to chart a new course for the NDDC and be fair to all the communities. 

He also urged them to be guided by the fear of God and respect for the Constitution in discharging their duties.

The National Assembly is expected to immediately transmit its resolution to the Presidency, having effectively fulfilled Section 2 (2) (a) of the NDDC Act, which prescribes that the nominees must be screened and confirmed by the Senate in consultation with the House of Representatives.


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