President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, received a briefing from the newly appointed Chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mrs Lauretta Onochie.
The meeting, which took place at the State House, marked Onochie’s first visit to Buhari since her nomination was confirmed last week. The Senate had approved Onochie’s nomination alongside those of 12 others who will serve as members of the NDDC board.
Both the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Niger Delta had screened Onochie and 13 others for the NDDC board roles on December 15th.
Buhari had written to the Senate requesting the Upper Chamber to confirm the appointment of the Chairman and Members of the commission’s board in accordance with the provisions of section 2(2)(a) of the NDDC (Establishment) Act.
Onochie’s nomination, however, faced some resistance from some committee members notably on the grounds that she is not from an oil-producing community in Delta State where she hails from, which is against the NDDC Act.