Hon Sam Onuigbo To Represent South East In NEDC,As Senate Confirms His Nomination



The former member representing Ikwuano-Umuahia Federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon Sam Onuigbo,will be representing the South East region as a member of the governing Board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), following his successful screening and confirmation of his nomination by the Senate.

Established by the North-East Development Commission (Establishment) Act, 2017, the NEDC is charged with superintending over the overall development of the North East region of Nigeria.

Onuigbo, who sponsored Nigeria’s Climate Change Act during his time at the House of Representatives, said after the screening that he will use his position to drive for the mainstreaming of climate action into the development plans of the North East in order to engender sustainable development within the region.

The former National Assembly member who represented Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency stated that climate change plays a key role in the insecurity in the North East

According to him “ it will be impossible to attain sustainable development without building resilience and integrating climate action in the region’s development plans”.

Others screened and confirmed by the Senate are: General Paul Tarfa, Chairman (North East, Adamawa); Frank Achinike Owo Member ( South South), Hon Gambo Maikyau Member (North East), Abdullahi Abbas member (North West), Zaf Steven Ondora, Member (North Central), Chief Mutiu Lawal Areh, Member (South West), Mohammed Goni Alkali (Managing Director)Musa Yashi(Executive Director Humanitarian Affairs), Ahmed Abdulsalam Yahaya (Executive Director OPS), and Dr. Abubakar Garba Illiya (Executive Director, Admin and Finance).

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