A non-political group, Aniocha-Oshimili Elders Association also called the Elders Association of Aniocha–Oshimili Izu-Ikei, has described the nomination of Mrs Lauretta Onochie as the substantive Chairman of the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by President Muhammadu Buhari as well deserved.
The group said this on Monday in a press release by the President, Sir Prince Clement Okoji and Secretary, Chief Chris Biose.
The Izu-Ikei Anioma commended Onochie for the prodigious energy, sharp intellect and unstinting loyalty she has displayed in her present position as Special Adviser on Social Media to President Buhari.
“We thank President Buhari most sincerely for judiciously exercising the powers conferred on him under Section 2 (2)(a) of the Niger-Delta Development Commission (Established) Act, 2000, and respectfully urge the Distinguished Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to expeditiously perform their constitutional role by confirming the nominations for the Board of the NDDC made by Mr. President so that thus important interventionist agency can start work in earnest for the benefit of the people of the Niger-Delta and the country as a whole.
“As an illustrious daughter of Anioma which is covered by the Niger-Delta Development Commission Act 2000, we wish to assure all stakeholders and communities in the Niger-Delta and indeed the entire citizens of Nigeria that Mrs Lauretta Onochie will bring to bear on her new assignment, the fundamental values and ideals of Anioma people in trustworthiness, truthfulness, honour, diligence, valour and personal integrity in the management of the affairs of NDDC.
“We are therefore very confident that if confirmed as substantive Chairman of the NDDC by the Senate, Mrs. Onochie will bring her sterling qualities and passion for excellence to institute a new dawn of probity, commitment, discipline, transparency and dedicated service in the NDDC,” said Izu-Ikei Anioma.
President Buhari had on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, urged the Nigerian Senate to confirm the nomination of his Special Adviser on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, for appointment as the substantive Chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read Buhari’s letter containing the request at plenary.