Published On: Thu, Nov 21st, 2013

Jonathan Nominates Chairman, MD For NDDC, PenCom, FIRS, Law Reform Commission

LAGOS NOVEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)– President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday nominated a Chairman and Managing Director for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
In a letter to the Senate for their confirmation, the President named Senator Bassey Ewa-Henshaw and Barrister Bassey Dan-Abia as Chairman and Managing Director of the NDDC respectively.
Ewa-Henshaw represents Cross Rivers State while Dan-Abia is a representative of Akwa Ibom State.

The President also nominated the following to the NDDC board – Itotenaan Henry Ogiri (ED Finance and Admin) Rivers, Engr. Tuoyo Omatsulu (ED Projects) Delta, Ball Turofade Oyarede (Bayelsa), Chief Ephraim Sobere Etete (Rivers), Etim Inyang Jnr (Akwa Ibom), Adah Paul Andeshi (Cross River), Sir Tom Amioku (Delta), Samuel Okezie Nwogu (Abia), Uchegbu Chidiebere Kyrian (Imo), Maj. Gen. Suleiman B. Said (North Central), Alh. Abdulmaik Mahmud (North East), Enikuomehin B.G. Olorungbonju (Ondo) and Mark Ward.
The President noted that subsequent to the dissolution of the Governing Board of the Commission on the September 13, 2011, nomination for its reconstitution have been compiled in accordance with Section 2(1) of the NDDC Act.
Also, in two separate letters to the Senate, President Jonathan nominated Dr. Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, a former Governor of Bauchi State and M’fon Akpan, for confirmation as Chairman of the National Pension Commission (PenCom) and Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) respectively.
Also nominated to PenCom as full-time Commissioners are: Chinelo O. Anohu-Amazu (South East), Omotowa Reuben Gilbert (North Central), Mohammed Ka’oje Abubakar (North West) and Adesojo O. Olaoba-Efuntayo (South West).
In the letter the President cited Section 16(1)(3) of the Pension Reform Act, which provides that the Commission shall comprise a part-time Chairman, a Director-General, four Commissioners and seven part-time members, and also provides that appointment of the Chairman, Director-General and other members of the commission other than ex-officio members shall be made by the President, subject to confirmation by the Senate.
The President also forwarded the name of a former Governor of Edo State, Professor Osarhiemen Osunbor, to the Senate for confirmation as Chairman of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.
The President also nominated Mr. Kefas Magaji (North East), Mr. P.C. Okorie (South East) and Mrs. Zainab Ibrahim (North Central) as commissioners.
The letters were read at today’s plenary by Senate President, Senator David Mark.

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