The long drawn battle of supremacy between the Senate and the Exective arm may have been settled following the confirmation on thursday of the appointment of three members of the board of Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC).
They are Chuka Ama Nwauwa (Imo State), Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa (Ondo State) and Nwogu N. Nwogu (Abia State).
The Ex-House of Representatives member, Chuka Ama Nwauwa from Izombe,Oguta local Government Area is to represent Imo State on the board of NDDC. His non-clearance in the past months has seen the Commissioner representing Abia state doubling his role in the development commission.
You may recall that the Senate suspended confirmation of most appointees of President Muhammudu Buhari sent to her due to earlier disagreements over the continued stay in office of Ibrahim Magu as Economicand Financial Crime Commission(EFCC) Boss despite her(Senate) refusal for a confirmation.
Today’s confirmation during planary was based on the recommendation by the Committee on Niger Delta, whose report on the nominees was considered and accepted.
The committee, in the report, states that it had earlier disqualified three of the NDDC board members nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari, which made the Senate to reject their appointment,and the President replaced them in another confirmation request read on April 11,2017..
The Committee’s report states: “The committee met and screened the nominees but put its report on hold in line with the resolution of the Senate regarding confirmation of nominations at that time.
“After due consultation with the leadership of the Senate, given that Mr. President had forwarded the above mentioned names before the resolution of the Senate on confirmation exercises, the committee wishes to present its report on the screening of the nominees.”the report concludes.
Meanwhile, the trio is expected to be sworn-in as soon as the President returns to the country from the London trip.