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Thursday, 21 July 2016

President Buhari nominates Ndoma-Egba as NDDC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday nominated Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba as the Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

This was contained in a letter to the Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday.

The president also forwarded Mr. Nsima Ekere as the managing director of the commission to take over from Mrs Ibim Semenitari who is currently acting as MD of the commission.

Ndoma-Egba was born on 8 March 1956 in Ikom, Cross River State. He has an LL.B degree from the University of Lagos and an LLM degree from the University of Calabar, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978 and was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2004. He has been Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Calabar Branch, and President of the Calabar Chamber of Commerce. He has also been Director of the Cross River Basin and Rural Development Authorityy, and Honourable Commissioner for Works & Transport.

Victor Ndoma-Egba was elected as senator in the 5th (2003–2007) National Assembly representing Cross River Central Senatorial District, and was reelected in 2007 for a further four-year term. Senator Ndoma-Egba was  a member of senate committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Human Rights and Legal Matters, and Information and Media, and one time deputy chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Nigerian Senate.

He was the Senate leader in the seventh senate.

In his first term in the Senate, in 2003, Ndoma-Egba had the unique honour of being the first senator to chair the media and publicity committee.

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