The Newly Constituted Board, Executive Members of NEDC Assumes Office
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The newly constituted Executives, Management and Board Members of North East Development Commission (NEDC) have on Friday assumed office in Maiduguri on acting capacity pending Senate confirmation.
This development was sequel to the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that they should immediately assume office, in order to avoid leadership vacuum in the commission as the tenure of the former management expired on May 7.
Speaking at the inauguration of the new management, the Acting Managing Director, Umar Abubakar Hashidu, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the confidence bestowed in them to run the commission at this critical time of recovery in North East.
Hashidu also lauded the National Assembly and Northeast Governors for sustain support to the commission, and promised the commitment of new management to live up to expectation when finally confirmed.
Also, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in a statement signed by its Permanent Secretary, Dr Nasiru Sani-Gwarzo and made available to journalists in Maiduguri said President Muhammadu Buhari has also approved that Bashir Bukar Baale takes over as the Acting Board Chairman alongside 10 other members of the Governing board.
The Governing board comprise: 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: 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) Alhaji Grema Ali, Member (North East) and a representative from the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.