Frm speaker, 14 others inaugurated into NDDC governing board

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…As Jeddy Agba, Martins Orim attend


A two term former speaker of the Cross River state House of Assembly, CRSHA as well as fourteen others have been inaugurated into the NDDC the regional interventionist agency NEGROIDHAVEN can report authoritatively.

Cross River State representative, Rt. Hon. Orok Duke and others have formerly been inaugurated into the governing board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Duke was one of the 15 nominees President Muhammadu Buhari had in November asked the Senate to confirm for appointment as board members of the interventionist agency.

The Senate on 20th December, 2022, confirmed Orok Duke alongside 13 others as members of the Lauretta Onochie-led board of the NDDC.

Those confirmed, apart from Orok Duke were Ms Lauretta Onochie – Board Chair from (Delta State), Dimga Erugba (Abia), Emem Wills (Akwa Ibom), Dimaro Denyanbofa (Bayelsa), Gbenga Edema (Ondo) and Elekwachi Dinkpa (Rivers).

Others were Mohammed Abubakar (Nasarawa), Sule-Iko Sani (Kebbi), Tahir Mamman (Adamawa), Samuel Ogbuku (Bayelsa) MD for a term of two years, Charles Airhiavbere (Edo) Director of Finance and Charles Ogunmola (Ondo) Director of Projects.

Duke and others inaugurated on Wednesday 4th January by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Umana Okon Umana, are expected to serve for an initial term of four years according to section 3 (1) of the NDDC Act.

Recall that in the third week of November, President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded names of nominees via a letter to the Senate for confirmation.

Cross River State delegation that attended the inauguration at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, include the Honourable Minister of State (Power), Prince Jeddy Agba, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Martin Orim and other top politicians.

Duke is a Thespian Arts Scholar and community leader.




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