BREAKING: Tinubu Replaces Ondo, Cross River Nominees to NDDC Board, Details Emerge

Sep 2, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu has approved the immediate replacement of the NDDC’s Ondo State Representative nominee, Mr. Victor Akinjo, with a new Representative nominee, Hon. Otito Atikase
  • Chief Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the president on media & publicity disclosed on Friday 1st, September 2023
  • The president has also approved the immediate replacement of the NDDC’s Cross River Reps nominee, Mr. Asi Oku Okang, with a new Representative, Rt. Hon. Orok Otuk Duke

State House, Abuja – President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday, September 1st, amended the recently reconstituted Board and Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Bola Tinubu, NDDC Board
President Bola Tinubu has dropped the Ondo, and Cross River representatives from the NDDC board.
Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

Tinubu approved the replacement of the Ondo and Cross River representatives on the Board.

This move of the president was contained in a statement issued on Friday evening, by his special adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, The Nation reported.

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President Tinubu also said the reappointment of the managing director of the commission, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, would be in an acting capacity until his confirmation by the Senate, Daily Trust report added.

“President Bola Tinubu has approved the immediate replacement of the NDDC’s Ondo State Representative nominee, Mr. Victor Akinjo, with a new Ondo State Representative nominee, Hon. Otito Atikase.

“The President has equally approved the immediate replacement of the NDDC’s Cross River State Representative nominee, Mr. Asi Oku Okang, with a new Cross River State Representative, Rt. Hon. Orok Otuk Duke.

“Furthermore, the immediate past Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of the NDDC, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, is reappointed to a second term and will remain in acting capacity, pending the Senate’s confirmation of his reappointment,” the statement reads.

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Tinubu removes Buhari’s appointees, makes 17 appointments

Legit.ng reported earlier that President Bola Tinubu has appointed Chiedu Ebie as the new Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) chairman.

The appointment means that Lauretta Onochie, the board’s current chairman, appointed by the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari, has been sacked.

Tinubu, who promised not to step on Buhari’s shoes, announced in a tweet shared from the office of the Presidency and signed by the president’s spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, on Tuesday, August 29.

Niger Delta Affairs minister is missing in Tinubu’s cabinet

A new report has it that there is every likelihood that the Niger Delta Affairs Ministry may have been scrapped by the federal government headed by President Bola Tinubu.

This is because no minister was deployed to the ministry in the portfolios released by President Tinubu on Wednesday night, August 16.

Meanwhile, Tinubu has not assigned any minister-designate to the Niger Delta Affairs Ministry, which was created by former President Umaru Yar’Adua in September 2008.

Source: Legit.ng



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