The Senate on Tuesday approved the nomination of 15 members for the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission.
The legislature however dropped four nominees, namely, Donatus Enyinnayah (Abia State), Osita Izunaso (Imo State), Olatokunbo Ajasin (Ondo State) and Igo Iweli (Niger Delta).
It would be recalled that the President had sent names of 19 persons to serve on the board, the former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba from Cross River State is to serve as Chairman of the Commission, while Nsima Udo Ekere, former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom state, is to serve as the Managing Director of the commission.
Other nominees are Engr Adjogba Samuel from Delta state who has been penciled down as Executive Director (Project), Mene Derek from River State as Executive Director Finance and Administration), Hon Donatus Enyinna as Abia State representative, Frank Samuel George Akwa-Ibom state, Prof Brambaifa Nelson Bayelsa State, Sylvester Effefiom Nsa, Cross River state, Dr Ogaga Ifowodo, Delta State, Hon Uwuilekhue Saturday, Edo state, Senator Osita Izunaso, Imo state, Olatokunbo Ajasin, Ondo State, and Harry Iboroma Dabibi as Rivers State representative.
Other nominees are Air Commodore Benard Banfa as North Central Zone representative, Yahaya Mohammed, North East Zone, Mustapha Dankadai, North West zone, Igo Weli, Niger Delta, Dr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse as representative of Federal Ministry of Finance and Mr Abdul-kazeem Kasimu Bayero a representative of Federal Ministry of Environment.