President Bola Tinubu has issued a press release announcing crucial changes to the composition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Board and Management.
Effective immediately, the NDDC’s Ondo State Representative nominee, Victor Akinjo, has been replaced with a new nominee, Hon. Otito Atikase, representing Ondo State.
Similarly, Asi Oku Okang, the previous nominee for Cross River State Representative, has been substituted with Rt. Hon. Orok Otuk Duke.
Additionally, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, the former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the NDDC, has been reappointed for a second term and will continue to serve in an acting capacity. His reappointment is pending confirmation by the Senate.
These changes signal a significant shift in the leadership and representation of the NDDC, and they come as part of President Tinubu’s ongoing efforts to enhance the commission’s effectiveness in driving development in the Niger Delta region.
In a recent development, the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has vehemently objected to the appointment of Victor Kolade Akinjo to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The APC chapter in Ondo State cited Akinjo’s past criticism of President Tinubu and questioned his suitability to serve under the President.
Akinjo, a member of the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had previously made derogatory remarks against President Tinubu during the last presidential campaign. This opposition to Akinjo’s appointment underscores the political dynamics and tensions surrounding this crucial nomination within the NDDC.