NDDC: Akinyelure, Ondo’s nominee, was rejected by the Senate

Following the denial of Charles Ogunmola’s nomination to the position of Executive Director, Projects on the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Ayo Akinyelure, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, and Senator from Ondo Central, revealed that the nominee was turned down because they did not adhere to the NDDC’s Act.

Ogunmola was turned down for a position in Ondo State because, according to Akinyelure, he is not from the mandate region where oil is produced.

The three senators from the State criticized the candidate on Thursday for what they claimed was a violation of the NDDC act.

They stated that Ogunmola hails from Owo, the state’s northern senatorial district, as opposed to the oil-producing council areas of Ilaje and Ese-Odo, located in the state’s southern region.

According to the Senator’s Special Assistant on Media and Strategy, Charles Akinwon, the law establishing the panel required that a nominee come from an area with oil production.

Akinyelure urged that another name of a qualified nominee should be submitted to the Senate for consideration while pointing out that President Muhammadu Buhari must have been misinformed over the nomination of Ogunmola.

The three senators from Ondo State unanimously rejected Mr. Charles Ogunmola’s nomination because, despite being from Ondo State, he is not from the region of the state that produces oil, he claimed.

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