Buhari Appoints 12 Prominent Nigerians to NEDC Board


President Buhari has made a fresh appointment.


President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed twelve candidates to serve on the Governing Board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), and the Senate must approve their appointment.


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The president’s request is contained in a letter dated May 3, 2023, that is addressed to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.


I’m happy to propose the appointment of the twelve (12) nominees listed below to the Governing Board of the North East Development Commission for confirmation by the Senate in accordance with the provisions of Part 1, Section 2(5)(b) of the North East Development Commission Establishment Act, 2017.


‘‘The Senate is invited to note that the tenure of the current Governing Board of the North East Development Commission will end on May 7, 2023,” the statement reads.



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The nominees include: Barr. Bashir Bukar Baale, Chairman (North East, Yobe); Suwaiba Idris Baba, Executive Director, Humanitarian Affairs (North East, Taraba); Musa Umar Yashi, Executive Director, Administration and Finance (North East, Bauchi); Dr. Ismaila Nuhu Maksha, Executive Director, Operations (North East, Adamawa); and Umar Abubakar Hashidu, MD/CEO (North East, Gombe).


Others are Grema Ali, member (North East, Borno), Onyeka Gospel-Tony, member (South East), Hon. Mrs. Hailmary Ogolo Aipoh, member (South-South), Air Commodore Babatunde Akanbi (rtd), member (South West), Mustapha Ahmed Ibrahim, member (North West), Hadiza Maina, member (North Central), and a representative from the Federal Ministry of Finance, , and National Planning.


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The President expressed hope that his request “will receive the usual expeditious consideration and confirmation of the Senate.”

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