President Muhammadu Buhari have departed Abuja to inaugurate the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
A letter from the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, signed by Permanent Secretary, Adebiyi Olufunso, said the event will hold today.
Olufunso, in the letter, dated December 29, said: “Following recent confirmation and clearance of the newly constituted board of NDDC by the Senate, the President has further granted approval for the inauguration of the board to commence work immediately.”
Expected at the event is Buhari’s Special Assistant on New Media, Lauretta Onochie, who is the substantive chairman for the Board. She is from Delta State, representing South-South geopolitical zone on the board; Major-General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd) from Edo State as the (Executive Director, Finance); and Charles Ogunmola from Ondo State, as Executive Director, Projects.
Others are Dimgba Erugba, representing Abia State; Dr. Emem Willcox Wills (Akwa Ibom State), Elder Denyanbofa Dimaro (Bayelsa State), Orok Duke (Cross River State) and Dr. Pius Odudu (Edo State).
Also on the board are Anthony Ekenne (Imo State), 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).
Chief Samuel Ogbokwu from Bayelsa State will serve as the Managing Director. He will serve for a term of two years to complete the term of his predecessor in office.