By: Our Reporter, Calabar
In compliance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic, the President and Commander-in- Chief of the Armed Forces, President Mohammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, had earlier today in a letter signed by Permanent Secretary, Adebiyi Olufunso, said the event will hold as scheduled.
Dated December 29, Olufunso 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.”
Buhari’s Special Assistant on New Media, Lauretta Onochie, who is the substantive chairman for the Board is expected to be in attendance.
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 Chukwudi 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).