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Buhari nominates MD for Niger Delta Development Commission

21 July 2016, 08:52

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Nsima Ekere and Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba as the managing director and chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Naij reports.

This was announced in an official letter sent by President Buhari to Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday, according to reports.

Also read: New militant group threatens to ground Nigeria’s oil production

The Presidency stated that the letter may be read on the floor of the Senate later today.

The NDDC is a federal government agency established by former president, Olusegun Obesanjo with the aim of developing the oil-rich Niger Delta region situated in the south of the country.

News24 Nigeria reported that a militant group in the Niger Delta region, Adaka Boro Avengers (ABA) said it had concluded arrangements with other militant groups to declare the Niger Delta region an independent republic on August 1.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

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