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Buhari Inaugurates NDDC Advisory Committee, Appoints Delta Former Speaker As NIMASA Director

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, inaugurated the Advisory Committee of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The NDDC Advisory Committee is made up of the nine governors of the Niger Delta region, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and his counterpart in the Ministry of Environment in the State House.

During the inauguration in Abuja, Buhari disclosed that law enforcement agencies had recovered over N3.7 billion and assets worth billions of naira from contractors and former directors of the NDDC. He said:

“To date, the EFCC and other agencies of government have recovered over N3.7 billion in cash as well as various assets worth billions of naira from some contractors and former directors of the commission.

“Furthermore, I am told that government agencies have placed liens on over N6 billion of assets which are being investigated,” the president said.

Also, the former speaker of the Delta State’s House of Assembly, Victor Ochei has been appointed as the new head of Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services in the Nigerian Maritime Administration And Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Following the expiration of Dakuku Peterside led board, President Buhari approved the appointment of Mr Ochei as the new Executive Director.

The appointment of Mr Ochei was communicated to journalists on Tuesday by his spokesperson, Nkem Osu.

Before his appointment, he has served as the speaker of the fifth Delta State House of Assembly. He held the position of Primus Interpares of the Delta State Assembly for two years and nine months before he resigned.

Mr Ochei has B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Benin and a Master of Science degree in Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. He also has a Law Degree (LL.B) from the Delta State University (DELSU).

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