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Senate Confirms New NDDC Board and Management Team



Senate Confirms New NDDC Board and Management Team

In a significant development, the Senate has officially confirmed the appointment of a fresh Board and Management team for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

President Tinubu, on August 29, 2023, nominated Mr. Chiedu Ebie as the Chairman of the NDDC Board and Mr. Samuel Ogbuku as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Notably, Mr. Ogbuku’s reappointment for a second term, which had been in an acting capacity, has now received the Senate’s official confirmation.

A New Era for NDDC: Senate Confirms Key Appointments

President Tinubu also approved the immediate replacement of the Ondo State Representative nominee on the board, Mr Victor Akinjo, with Hon. Otito Atikase. Likewise, the NDDC’s Cross River State Representative nominee, Asi Oku Okang, has been replaced by the new nominee, Rt. Hon. Orok Otuk Duke.

Here is the comprehensive list of other members of the board and management team:

  • Mr. Boma Iyaye – Executive Director (Finance and Admin) – Rivers
  • Mr. Victor Antai – Executive Director (Projects) – Akwa-Ibom
  • Ifedayo Abegunde – Executive Director (Corporate Services) – Ondo
  • Sen. Dimaro Denyanbofa – State Representative – Bayelsa
  • Mr. Abasi Ndikan Nkono – State Representative – Akwa Ibom
  • Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya – State Representative – Delta
  • Chief Tony Okocha – State Representative – Rivers
  • Hon. Patrick Aisowieren – State Representative – Edo
  • Mr. Kyrian Uchegbu – State Representative – Imo
  • Hon. Otito Atikase – State Representative – Ondo
  • Chief Dimgba Eruba – State Representative – Abia
  • Rt. Hon. Orok Otuk Duke – State Representative – Cross River
  • Hon. Nick Wende – Zonal Representative – North Central
  • Hon. Namdas Abdulrazak – Zonal Representative – North East

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This confirmation marks a significant step forward for the NDDC as it prepares to tackle the developmental challenges in the Niger Delta region under this newly appointed leadership.

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