Mixed reactions have trailed the nomination of the new media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, as the substantive chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Naija News earlier reported that President Buhari in a letter forwarded to the Senate announced the nomination of Onochie as NDDC boss and 15 others as board members.
The President in the letter which was read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the Upper Chamber on Wednesday requested the Senate to confirm the nominees.
They are Samuel Ibukun as Managing Director, Charles Ehigie Airhiavbere, Director of Finance; Charles Ogunmola, Director of Project; Dimgba Erugba (Abia), Ene Wilcox (Akwa Ibom), Pius Odudu (Edo), Gbenga Odegba (Ondo), Anthony Ekene (Imo) and Onyekachi Dimgba (Rivers).
Others are Mohammed Kabiru Abubakar (Nasarawa), Tallen Mamma (Adamawa) and Sodique Sani (Bauhci).
However, following the development, some Nigerian have taken to social media to react to Onochie’s appointment s NDDC boss.
This is not the first time the President would nominate Onochie for a position that is subject to the confirmation of the Senate.
See some of the reactions below.
@REsekpelemu wrote: “Lolz. God abeg oo. Dem don refuse the woman tire.. but Buhari no wan relent to reward am for her support.”
@StFreakingKezy wrote: “THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT Congratulations Senior Comrade Lauretta Onochie On Your Appointment As Chairman NDDC Board.”
@DavidHarts2 wrote: “This @Laurestar’s nomination shows how much Buhari and APC government loves charlatans.”
@Africanoidspace wrote: “Buhari must fulfill the agreement between them, she must be given an appointment at all cost even if she’s not fit for it. An agreement is an agreement.”
@BMB1_Official wrote: “Congratulations to our leader [email protected] Onochie on your appointment as
@NDDCOnline Chairman. Wish you all the very best Ma.”
@KassandraUgoch1 wrote: “Chai! It seems they are not done with rotating the Palm wine drunkard…NDDC is already in a coma, I wonder what will happen to her next.🤔”
@bn_ibraheem442 wrote: “President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his aide on new media, Lauretta Onochie, as the substantive chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). With patience, Good things always come your way. Well, deserve ma 👏🏾👏🏾@Laurestar.”
@Albazzini wrote: “An empty appointment..she has nothing positive to add to the commission but to go and do what she knows best…truly Buhari’s eight years was a total disaster. We need to get it right in 2023 #VoteWisely.”
@novieverest wrote: “Buhari is working truly hard to reward Lauretta Onochie. First, he nominated her for INEC. Nigerians resisted it. Now it is NDDC. Over to you the people of the Niger Delta. You know your senators.“