President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Victor Ndoma-Egba as new chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
A letter to this effect is expected to be read on the floor of the senate on Thursday.
Ndoma-Egba, a senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN and former senate leader in the seventh senate, hails from cross river state.
He joined the All Progressives Congress, APC, in November 2015 after falling out with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the aftermath of the Party’s State Governorship Primary Election.
Ndoma-Egba is to replace Bassey Ewa-Henshaw, also from Cross River state, who was sacked by the federal government on July 16, 2015
Ewa-Henshaw however challenged his removal in court, arguing that by virtue of sections 2, 3 and 5 of the NDDC Act, they were entitled to four years unbroken tenure from December 16, 2013 to December 15, 2017.
The President has also appointed Nsima Ekere, former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, as the managing director of the NDDC.
Ekere succeeds Ibim Semenitari, who has been the managing director in acting capacity since December 21, 2015.