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NASS screens Lauretta Onochie, others for NDDC board



The Niger Delta Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday screened Lauretta Onochie for the position of Board Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The joint committees screened Onochie and 13 other candidates for NDDC board positions, on Thursday, during plenary in Abuja. Onochie is President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media.

In a letter to the Senate, Buhari asked the lower chamber to approve the appointment of the NDDC board’s chairman and members in compliance with section 2(2)(a) of the Niger Delta Development Commission(Establishment) Act.

This is the second time Buhari has sent a list of candidates for the NDDC board of directors for approval.

In 2021, he forwarded the first list of candidates for the board, who were then vetted and approved by the Senate.

An error in the earlier compilation, according to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, was the reason Buhari decided to present a new list of nominees for approval.

Read also:Buhari appoints aide, Lauretta Onochie, as chairman of NDDC board

Below are some of the new nominees for the NDDC board:

1. Chairman – Laureta Ifeanyi Onochie (Delta, South-South)

2. Dimgba Erugba State representative (Abia, South-East)

3. Dr Ene Wilcox (Akwa Ibom, State Representative, South-South)

4. Dr Pius Odudu (Edo, South-South)

5. Hon.Gbenga Odegba (Ondo, South-West)

6. Engr. Anthony Ekene (Imo, South-East)

7. Onyekachi Dimgba (Rivers, South-South)

8. Alhaji Mohammed Kabiru Abubakar (Zonal Representative, Nasarawa)

9. Professor Tallen Mamma, SAN (North-East Representative, Adamawa)

10. Sodique Sani (North-West, Zonal Representative)

11. Chief Dr. Samuel Ibukun (MD)

12. General Charles Ehigie Airhiavbere (Rtd) (Executive of Finance)
13. Charles Ogunmola (Executive Director Project, South-West)

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