Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission Mrs Ibim Semenitari has by passed the Minister of Transportation Mr Chibuike Amaechi to secure Longer Stay as the Managing Director of the NDDC.
Ibim Seminitari was Chibuike Amaechi’s Information Commissioner and a member of the 2015 All Progressive Congress Presidential Campaign Media Team.
Amaechi Nominated Ibim Seminitari after the sack of Bassey Dan Abia who was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mrs Ibim Seminitari as the Acting MD of the Niger Delta Development Commision(NDDC) in December 2015.
President Muhammadu Buhari shortchanged the Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress in a bid to please Mr Amaechi who labored for him during the 2015 electioneering Period.
Its now the turn of the Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress to produce the MD of NDDC,but Mrs Ibim Seminitari having acted for Six Months,bypassed Mr Amaechi to secure a longer stay as the MD.
Her 2016 budget was passed within 48hrs it was Presented at the flow of the National Assembly because of Mrs Seminitari’s fraternity with the Peoples Democratic Party Lawmakers who happens to occupy the Chairmanship of NDDC Commitees in both Chambers of the National Assembly.
Senate Committee on Niger Delta is headed by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi while the House of Representatives, Committee on NDDC is headed by Hon. Nicholas Mutu.
Mutu was accused by some of the members, at the budget hearing last Month, of influencing the citing of more than half of the NDDC’s projects, to Bomadi/Patani constituency, and that of Ogor’s Isoko federal constituency .
The members, including Hon. Solomon Ahwinahwi (Delta PDP), had insisted that the budget would not be passed for its lopsidedness.
But on the 23rd of June 2016,the Budget was Passed by the National Assembly.