President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, as the new Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
This is just as he removed Mrs Ibim Semenitari as acting Managing Director of the Commission and then appointed a former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Nsima Ekere, to take over.
Semenitari has been the acting Managing Director of the NDDC since December 21, 2015.
The Senate President is expected to read the president’s letter on the appointments tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Ndoma-Egba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who hails from Cross River State, takes over from Bassey Ewa-Henshaw, also from the state.
He was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party until September last year when he resigned from the party following his inability to secure its governorship ticket of the former.
He joined the ruling All Progressives Congress in November.
Mr. Ewa-Henshaw-led Board was sacked by the federal government on July 16, 2015 though it went to court to challenge the action.
The board members argued that by virtue of sections 2, 3 and 5 of the NDDC Act, they were entitled to four years unbroken tenure from December 16, 2013 to December 15, 2017.