Friday, December 9, 2022

Buhari Asks Senate To Affirm Lauretta Onochie As NDDC Board Chairperson

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Senate to confirm his social media assistant, Lauretta Onochie as the Niger Delta Development Commission’s (NDDC) substantive chairman.

The request was made in a letter, which Senate President Ahmad Lawan read on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.

Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) had debunked an allegation that the Commission, in connivance with some contractors, plans to frustrate the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the board of the Commission.

Dr. Ibitoye Abosede, the Commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, made this denial in a statement.

He said, “the attention of the NDDC has been drawn to a false and baseless allegation by a socio-cultural group, Niger Delta Alliance for Economic Survival (NDAES) to the effect that some management staff of NDDC, in cohort with some contractors, plan to frustrate the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the board of the Commission.

“The spurious allegation, published by an online news medium, claiming that the NDDC Acting Managing Director entered into ‘an agreement with some members of the Senate to continue to share the Commission’s funds,’ is false.”

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