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Lauretta Onochie to chair NDDC Board as Buhari writes Senate for confirmation

Lauretta Onochie, digital media aide to the President has been appointed as the substantive chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Board.


Lauretta Onochie, digital media aide to the President has been appointed as the substantive chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Board.

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Ms Onochie and 15 other appointments for NDDC Board.

Mr Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan during the plenary of the Senate on Wednesday in Abuja.

They are Lauretta Onochie as Chairman; Samuel Ibukun as Managing Director; Charles Ehigie Airhiavbere Director of Finance; Charles Ogunmola, Director of Project; Dimgba Erugba (Abia), Ene Wilcox (Akwa Ibom), Pius Odudu (Edo), Gbenga Edema (Ondo), Anthony Ekene (Imo) and Onyekachi Dimgba (Rivers).

Others are Mohammed Kabiru Abubakar (Nasarawa), Tallen Mamma (Adamawa) and Sodique Sani.

This is not the first time the president would appoint Onochie to a position that is subject to the confirmation of the Senate.

Onochie was nominated as a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in October 2020 but was widely criticised by Nigerians and the Civil Society Organisation (CSOs).

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