NDDC Board: Buhari asks Senate to confirm Nwogu, 2 others

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Following the Senate’s rejec­tion of three nominees for the Board of the Niger Del­ta Development Commission (NDDC) by the Senate in October last year, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent their replacements to the Upper House.
The Senate had rejected the first nominees because their nominations violated the NDDC Act.
In a letter addressed to the Upper Chamber, which the Sen­ate President Bukola Saraki, read on Thursday, Buhari asked the lawmakers to confirm Nwogu Nwogu (Abia), Chukwa Anwa­wa (Imo) and Lucky Aiyedatiwa (Ondo),
President Buhari said that the new nominees were replace­ments for the ones earlier reject­ed by the Senate.
The letter reads in part: “In accordance with Section 228 of the NDDC Act 2000, I hereby present the following nominees for the Board of the Niger Del­ta Development Commission (NDDC) for the confirmation of the Senate of the Federal Repub­lic of Nigeria.
“The distinguished Senate is invited to note that these nomi­nees are the replacement of those that were rejected for not representing the oil-producing areas of their respective states.”
Saraki referred the letter to Senate Committee on Business and Rules for further legislative action.
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