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Senate Confirms Paul Tarfa As Chariman Governing Board NEDC

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Major General Paul Tarfa (ret.) as the chairman of the governing board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC). The Upper Chamber also confirmed the nomination of Mohammed Alkali as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the commission. This followed the presentation of a report by the Chairman Senate Committee on Special Duties, Sen.Abdul-Aziz Nyako committee on Special Duties at resumption of plenary Tuesday.

 

The Senate also approved the nomination of nine other persons as members of the commission, they included; Musa Yashi-Executive Director Humanitarian Affairs, Muhammed Jawa- Executive Director Administration and Finance and Omar Mohammed-Executive Director Operations.

 

However, lawmaker representing Adamawa North, Senator Binta Masi Garba queried the location of the headquarters of the commission in Maiduguri and appointment of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the commission who is also from Maiduguri which was responded to by the Committee Chairman.

 

In his remarks, the Senate President and other lawmakers urged the committee on Special Duties to monitor closely the take off of the commission.

 

 

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