Senate Confirms Onochie, Others Appointment
Former Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Onochie and others has been confirmed by the Senate The Senate has approved Lauretta Ifeanyi-nomination Onochie’s as the actual 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 at 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 nomination of Lauretta Ifeanyi-Onochie, his special assistant for new media, as the actual chairperson of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission. In the letter, Buhari also listed 14 other people as Managing Director, Executive Directors, and Board members. They included Samuel Ogbokwu, a resident of Bayelsa State, to fill out the remaining two years of his predecessor’s term as managing director. Other members are Dr. Pius Odudu, Hon. Orok Duke, Dr. Emem Willcox Wills, Denyanbofa Dimaro, and Dimgba Erugba, who represents the state of Abia ( Edo State). Others included Elekwachi Dimkpa (Rivers State), Hon. Gbenga Edema (Ondo State), Engineer Anthony Ekenne (Imo 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). Additionally, the President proposed Charles Ogunmola of Ondo State as the Executive Director, Projects, and Major-General Charles Airhiavbere (retd) of Edo State as the Executive Director, Finance.