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Senate confirms presidential aide, Onochie NDDC Chairman

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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of the Presidential Special Assistant on New Media, Ms Lauretta Ifeanyi-Onochie, as the Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

At the plenary on Tuesday, the upper legislative chamber also confirmed 12 other members of the NDDC board, except two of them who did not attend the screening conducted last Friday at the National Assembly complex.

Last Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari requested the Senate to confirm the nominees, among whom was Samuel Ogbokwu from Bayelsa State, as the Managing Director. He would serve for two years to complete the term of his predecessor in office.

Other include are Dimgba Erugba (Abia State), Dr. Emem Willcox Wills (Akwa Ibom State), Denyanbofa Dimaro (Bayelsa State), Hon. Orok Duke (Cross River State) and Dr. Pius Odudu (Edo State).

Also in the list were Engr. Anthony Ekenne (Imo State), Hon. Gbenga Edema (Ondo State), Elekwachi Dimkpa (Rivers State), Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Abubakar (Nasarawa State, representing North-Cenral zone), Alhaji Sadiq Sami Sule-Ikoh ( Kebbi State, North-West) and Prof. Tahir Mamman SAN (Adamawa State, North-East).

President Buhari also nominated Major-General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd.) from Edo State as the Executive Director, Finance; and Charles Ogunmola (Ondo State) as the Executive Director, Projects.

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