New NDDC board is illegitimate – House of Rep
The Deputy Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Philip Agbese, has described the new board and management of the Niger Delta Development Commission as illegitimate.
President Bola Tinubu had in August constituted a new board and management for the NDDC.
Reports stated that Although the appointees were screened and confirmed by the Senate, Agbese noted that the NDDC appointees must undergo screening in the House of Reps to be recognised by the laws of the country.
Speaking to pressmen in Abuja yesterday Agbese insisted that the appointees could only be inaugurated after the confirmation of the Senate and House of Reps according to section 2A of the NDDC Act.
He said, the omission of the House of Reps from the screening process negates section 2A of NDDC Act 2000 which partly states that the board and management of NDDC would be appointed by the President subject to the confirmation of the Senate in consultation with the House of Representatives. He stated that the House of Reps was not involved in the screening and the subsequent confirmation of the appointees, calling on the presidency to do the needful on the matter