President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new Board and Management team of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), inclusive of the following Board and Management team members:

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Mr. Chiedu Ebie – Chairman – Delta; Dr. Samuel Ogbuku – Managing Director / CEO – Bayelsa; Mr. Boma Iyaye – Executive Director (Finance and Admin) – Rivers; and Mr. Victor Antai – Executive Director (Projects) – Akwa-Ibom.

Others are Ifedayo Abegunde – Executive Director (Corporate Services) – Ondo; Sen. Dimaro Denyanbofa – State Representative – Bayelsa;
Mr. Abasi Ndikan Nkono – State Representative – Akwa Ibom; and Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya – State Representative – Delta.

Also, Chief Tony Okocha – State Representative – Rivers; Hon Patrick Aisowieren – State Representative – Edo; Mr. Kyrian Uchegbu – State Representative – Imo; Victor Kolade Akinjo – State Representative – Ondo; Chief Dimgba Eruba – State Representative – Abia; and Mr. Asu Oku Okang – State Representative – Cross River.

Others are Hon. Nick Wende – Zonal Representative – North Central; Hon. Namdas Abdulrazak – Zonal Representative – North East; and Sen. Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir – Zonal Representative – North West.

The President expects that the new Board and Management team will ensure a new era of successful administration in the NDDC, in line with his Renewed Hope agenda.

All of the above listed appointments take immediate effect.

Chiedu Ebie is a 52-year-old lawyer, oil and gas executive, entrepreneur and public servant. He served as the former Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in Delta State.

  1. He attended the University of Benin and the Nigerian Law School. He thereafter practiced law as a corporate and commercial lawyer in Lagos.
  2. Ebie worked briefly in the legal department of Broad Bank of Nigeria and as company secretary of the holding company for one of the country’s major newspapers.
  3. He went ahead to become a partner at the law firms Okonjo, Odiawa & Ebie, and Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors.
  4. While at these firms, he also served as a part-time managing director for Millennium Oil and Gas Company Limited, eventually transitioning to a full-time role. Subsequently, he took on the position of managing director and chief executive officer of Millennium Oil and Gas.
  5. As part of his new role in the oil and gas industry, he oversaw a Nigerian indigenous hydrocarbon exploration and production company, which maintains offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt.
  6. Ebie has been extensively involved in the development of this asset, with plans for commercial production from the Oza asset commencing in Q1 2015.