President Buhari Appoints Lauretta Onochie As NDDC Board Chairman


President Buhari Appoints Lauretta Onochie

Lauretta Onochie, the brand new media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has been appointed because the substantive chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
President Buhari introduced the appointment on Wednesday in a letter forwarded to the ninth senate.
Buhari additionally introduced the nomination of 15 others as NDDC board members.
The President within the letter which was learn within the higher chamber at plenary on Wednesday requested the Senate to verify the nominees.
Recall that President Buhari in October 2020, nominated Onochie as the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to characterize Delta State.

The nomination was, nevertheless, condemned by members of the opposition occasion and civil society teams.
They had claimed that she is a card-carrying of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who cannot serve in a delicate establishment like INEC.
Onochie on three completely different occassions throughout her screening denied that she is a member of the APC.
Lawmakers within the Senate finally rejected her nomination based mostly on the federal character precept.
The chairman of the screening panel, Senator Kabiru Gaya stated there was at the moment a serving commissioner of INEC from Delta State, the place Onochie hails from, and confirming her appointment would violate the constitutional provision.

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