Buhari Sacks NDDC Chair, Appoints Amaechi’s Ex-commissioner As Replacement


President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Bassey Dan Abia.

Abia has been replaced with Ibim Seminitari, who served as Commissioner of Information in the administration of Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, as the acting head of the commission.

Dan Abia, who hails from Akwa Ibom state, was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2013.

Seminitari’s appointment has been described in some quarters as Buhari’s way of appreciating Amaechi for his efforts during his electioneering campaign. The former commissioner was very active during Amaechi’s time as Rivers governor.