Confirm Onuigbo As NEDC Member, Tinubu Orders Senate

Rep Sam Onuigbo, member representing Ikwuano Umuahia North and South Federal Constituency of Abia State
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Confirm Onuigbo As NEDC Member, Tinubu Instructs Senate

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has sent the name of the immediate past member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal Constituency, Rep. Sam Onuigbo to the Senate for confirmation.

This was revealed in a letter read on the floor of the Senate today, by Senate President Godswill Akpabio.

In the letter, President Tinubu asked the Senate to confirm his nominees for the Board of the North East Development Commission.

The letter reads:

Below is Tinubu’s letter:

”I write to present for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of a Chairman, Members and Executive Management of the Board of the North-East Development Commission.”

“The nominees for confirmation includes Gen. Paul Tarfa Chairman for re-appointment ( North -East) Adamawa),Gambo Maikomo member (North -East Taraba),Abdullahi Abbas member ( North -West Kano ).

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“Others are Tsav Aondoana member ( North- Central Benue) Chief Mutiu Lawal- Areh Member ( South- West Lagos ),Samuel Onuigbo Member( South-East Abia)

“Others are Frank Owhor, member ( South-South Rivers ),Mohammad Alkali (Managing Director North -East Borno) Re-appointment, Musa Yashi, Executive Director Humanitarian Affairs ( North- East Bauchi)

“Ahmed Yahaya Executive Director operations, North -East Gombe, Dr Abubakar Iliya, Executive Director Admin and finance, (North -East Yobe).

“Tinubu said the two representatives from the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning would complete the membership of the board, as stipulated by the Act.

“While hoping that the request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the Senate, please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

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The nominees are: General Paul Tarfa, Chairman (North East, Adamawa); Samuel Ifeanyi Onuigbo, Member( South East, Abia); Frank Achinike Owo Member ( South South, Rivers); Mohamed Goni Alkali (Managing Director, North East Borno); Hon Gambo Maikyau member (North East, Taraba); Abdullahi Abbas member (North West, Kano); Zaf Steven Ondora, Member (North Centra, Benue); Chief Mutiu Lawal Areh, Member (South West, Lagos).

According to reports, when confirmed, Onuigbo will represent the South East on the Board.

The NEDC is charged with the rehabilitation, reconstruction, and general development of the North East of Nigeria.

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