President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a former deputy governor of Edo state, Pius Odubu, as chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Odubu served as the deputy of Adams Oshiomhole when the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was the governor of Edo state.
Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary in the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), announced the appointment in a statement.
He said it is a sequel to the confirmation of the Senate.
Adekune said the interim management headed by Nelson Brambaifa had been directed to hand over to the most senior director in the commission.
He said the chairman and members of the newly composed governing board would visit the secretary to the government of the federation’s office on September 2 for proper documentation and briefing.
Here are names of the new appointees on the NDDC board:
Bernard O. Okumagba, managing director
Otobong Ndem, executive director projects
Maxwell Okoh, executive director of finance & admin
Joy Yimebe Nunieh
Theodore A. Allison
Olugbenga Elema Ondo
Uchegbu Chidiebere Kyrian
Aisha Murtala Muhammed
Ardo Zubairu Adamawa