President Bola Tinubu has named a former Secretary to the Delta State Government, Chiedu Ebie as the chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
He also appointed 16 other nominees as members of the board.
In a statement by Ajuri Ngelale a spokesperson to the president said the appointment would take immediate effect.
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new Board and Management team of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), inclusive of the following Board and Management team members,” the statement read partly.
The President said he expects that the new Board and Management team will ensure a new era of successful administration in the NDDC, in line with his Renewed Hope agenda.
Ebie who was SSG until May 18, 2021 when Okowa dissolved his cabinet.
In April, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP suspended Ebie for alleged anti-party activities before, during and after the Presidential and National Assembly, as well as the gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections in the State.
He had joined other PDP leaders in the state loyal to former Governor James Ibori to throw their weight behind the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate Ovie Omo-Agege.
Mr. Chiedu Ebie – Chairman – Delta
Dr. Samuel Ogbuku – Managing Director / CEO – Bayelsa
Mr. Boma Iyaye – Executive Director (Finance and Admin) – Rivers
Mr. Victor Antai – Executive Director (Projects) – Akwa-Ibom
Ifedayo Abegunde – Executive Director (Corporate Services) – Ondo
Sen. Dimaro Denyanbofa – State Representative – Bayelsa
Mr. Abasi Ndikan Nkono – State Representative – Akwa Ibom
Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya – State Representative – Delta
Chief Tony Okocha – State Representative – Rivers
Hon Patrick Aisowieren – State Representative – Edo
Mr. Kyrian Uchegbu – State Representative – Imo
Victor Kolade Akinjo – State Representative – Ondo
Chief Dimgba Eruba – State Representative – Abia
Mr. Asu Oku Okang – State Representative – Cross River
Hon. Nick Wende – Zonal Representative – North Central
Hon. Namdas Abdulrazak – Zonal Representative – North East
Sen. Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir – Zonal Representative – North West