The Senate has confirmed Bernard Oboatarhieyeren Okumagba from Delta State as a board member of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
The confirmation of nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari, for the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC was sequel to the presentation and consideration of the report by the Acting Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Bulus Amos, APC, Gombe South.
Last week, the Upper Chamber had forwarded to its Committee on Niger Delta Affairs for screening and subsequent confirmation and to report at plenary this week.
President Buhari had penultimate week written the Senate, seeking for the screening and subsequent confirmation of of three new nominees for the board of the NDDC.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan who read the letter of President Buhari, said that the nominees are for Delta, Edo and Imo states.
President Buhari had last year forwarded to the Senate for confirmation, his Special Assistant on new Media, Lauretta Ifeanyi Onochie from Delta as Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC and fourteen other Nominees for the board.
According to Buhari in the letter, Samuel Ogbuku would serve as the Managing Director for a term of two years to complete the term of his predecessor in office. Bayelsa State, South-South while Major General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd) is the Executive Director, Finance and Charles Ogunmola, Executive Director Project, Ondo, South-West.
The confirmed board members would complete the names as members of their respective states for the NDDC board.