President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate, seeking the confirmation of his Special Assistant on new Media, Lauretta Onochie, as Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan read out the letter, containing the names of other fifteen members making up the list for the NDDC during plenary on Wednesday.
Soon after the list was read, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, APC, Delta Central however protested that the there was no representation from Delta State in line with the act establishing the NDDC that each state of the NDDC must have a representative, just as he pleaded with the Executive to correct the anomaly.
Lawan promised to ensure that the Act was adhered to as he promised to take it in order not to delay the screening.
Recall that in July last year following stiff opposition from Civil Society Organisations and Nigerians, the Senate had refused to confirm Onochie as a Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.