The Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Umar Hashidu and Board Members of North East Development Commission NEDC have formally assumed office on acting capacity pending confirmation of the Senate.
This is sequel to President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive for the immediate resumption of the management, in order not to create leadership vacuum in the commission.
At a ceremony in Maiduguri, the Acting Managing Director, Umar Hashidu, appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing them to run the commission at the critical time of recovery and stabilisation of the region.
He also lauded the National Assembly and Northeast governors for sustain support to the commission, and promised the commitment of new management to live upto expectation when finally confirmed.
Meanwhile, a statement from Nasiru Sani-Gwarzo, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, said
The tenure of the former management expired on May 7, 2023 and the President approved that Umar Hashidu takes over as the Managing Director and Bukar Baale 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.