The Senate has approved Lauretta Ifeanyi-Onochie’s announcement as the official Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission Board. Ifeanyi-Onochie is the president’s Special Assistant on New Media. Twelve additional candidates were confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday during the plenary, with the exception of two who weren’t present for the screening last Friday at the National Assembly compound.
On Wednesday of last week, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.) urged the Senate to approve the appointment of Lauretta Ifeanyi-Onochie, his special assistant for new media, as the official chairperson of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission. Buhari also listed 14 other people as Managing Director, Executive Directors, and Board members in the letter.
They named Samuel Ogbokwu of Bayelsa State as the Managing Director, who will hold the position for the remaining two years of his predecessor’s tenure. Other members are Hon. Orok Duke of Cross River, Dr. Emem Willcox Wills of Akwa Ibom, Dimgba Erugba of Abia State, Denyanbofa Dimaro of Bayelsa State, and Dr. Pius Odudu ( Edo State). Engineer 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) were among the others.