The Senate has confirmed the Nomination of Pius Odubu as Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission.
The former Deputy Governor was confirmed after the Presentation and consideration of the Senate committee on Niger Delta’s Report at Plenary.
The Senate also confirmed the nomination of Fourteen others as Board Members of the NDDC.
However, the Senate unanimously rejected the nomination of Joy Yimebe as a Member of the NDDC’s Management Board.
Also confirmed by the upper legislative chamber are Otobong Ndem who is now the Executive Director, Projects and Maxwell Oko as Executive Director, Finance and Administration.
With Odubu, Okumagba, Ndem, and Oko, Edo, Delta, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa are represented in the NDDC board. Also confirmed are by the Senate are Prophet Jones Erue (Delta), Chief Victor Ekhator (Edo), Nwogu Nwogu (Abia), Theodore Allison (Bayelsa), Victor Antai (Akwa Ibom), Maurice Effiwatt (Cross River), Olugbenga Elema (Ondo), Hon. Uchegbu Chidiebere Kyrian (Imo), Aisha Murtala Muhammed (Kano), Ardo Zubairu (Adamawa) and Amb. Abdullahi Bage (Nasarawa).
However, a nominee from Rivers State, Dr. Joy Yimebe Nunieh has not been confirmed by the Senate. The development, according to Nwaoboshi, was because the nominee failed to appear before the Committee for screening.