President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Mr. Nsima Ekere and Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, as the Managing Director and the Chairman respectively of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
This is contained in a letter sent to Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday by the President.
Mrs Ibim Semenitari is currently acting as MD of the commission.
Ndoma-Egba was the immediate past Majority Leader of the Nigerian Senate, he was elected as senator in the 5th (2003–2007) National Assembly representing Cross River Central Senatorial District, and was re-elected in 2007 for a further four-year term. Senator Ndoma-Egba was a member of senate committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Human Rights and Legal Matters, and Information and Media, and was also a deputy chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Nigerian Senate.
Victor Ndoma-Egba was born on 8 March 1956 in Ikom, Cross River State. He has an LL.B degree from the University of Lagos and an LLM degree from the University of Calabar, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978 and was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2004. He has been Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Calabar Branch, and President of the Calabar Chamber of Commerce. He has also been Director of the Cross River Basin and Rural Development Authority, and Honourable Commissioner for Works & Transport.
Nsima Ekere was once the deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state.
Mr. Ekere hurriedly resigned from office on Wednesday, October 31,2012 to beat his planned impeachment by the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.