The Senate today rejected two of President Buhari’s nomination as members of the board of the Niger Delta Development Company NDDC. The rejected nominees are Olatokunbo Ajasin, son of the former governor of Ondo State, late Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin and Donatus Enyinnah from Abia state.
The senate committee on Niger Delta while presenting its report on the screening of the nominees, said both men were dropped on the ground that their nominations breached the NDDC Act as they are not from oil-producing areas of their respective states. Sixteen out of the 19 nominees were confirmed. The nominee for Imo state was not confirmed because he failed to show up for the screening.