Opposition Mounts against Buhari’s NDDC Board Nominees


Protests by Senators from oil producing communities and a court injunction against the nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari for the position of chairman, managing director and executive director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, is currently threatening their confirmation by the Senate. Sunday Aborisade reports

After series of crises which delayed the composition of a substantive board for the Niger Delta Development Commission, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, November 23, asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of his Special Assistant on New Media, Lauretta Ifeanyi-Onochie, as the Chairman of the reconstituted Board of the Commission.

Buhari’s letter was read at plenary by the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan.

The list also included 14 others as Managing Director, Executive Directors and members of the Board.

Lawan said the President appointed Ifeanyi-Onochie from Delta State as the Chairman, representing the South- South geopolitical zone…

Source: Thisday Newspaper