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Countdown: Buhari orders immediate resumption of NEDC new governing board



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In less than one week to vacation of office, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate resumption of the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the North East Development Commission, NEDC, Umar Abubakar Hashidu, and other Board members.

The tenure of the former Board had expired on May 7, 2023.

The President, therefore, directed the immediate completion of handover formalities in the organisation in order to avoid a vacuum in the day to day running of this very important and strategic Commission, pending the confirmation by the Senate.

Members of the new Governing Board include Barrister Bukar Baale, Chairman; 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), the Director, Humanitarian Affairs Department of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Alhaji Grema Ali and a representative from the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

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