NDDC Appointment: Ijaw Group Condemns Governors Interference
The Delta Ijaw Political Machineries has condemned the interference of Governors of oil-producing states on the recent appointment of some persons into the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It would be recalled that the governors of the oil-producing states in a meeting held last Thursday in Abuja rejected the composition of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission and some appointments made into the NDDC by President Muhammadu Buhari.
But in reaction to action of the governors of the oil-producing states, the Delta Ijaw Political Machineries in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Hon. Stanley Garry said it’s the prerogative of Mr. President to appoint persons of his choice to man positions of authority, federal agencies, parastatals and boards.
The statement reads: “President Buhari has stated it clearly; that it’s only the Ministry of Niger Delta affairs has the controlling authority to supervise the affairs and activities of the NDDC. So governors of oil-producing states have no powers to nominate persons for Mr. President who has the privilege to do so”.
The group expressed total support for the appointment of Dr. Pius Odubu and Mr. Bernard Okumagba as Chairman and Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission respectively, described the duo as unassuming, humane technocrats with international repute that will make NDDC achieve its Master plan.