President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commissioned the board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC).
The inauguration took effect immediately after the bill establishing the commission was passed into law at the senate plenary.
Recall that on October 25, 2017, Buhari assented to the Bill, then signed it into an Act. Two years later, he nominated candidates to serve as Chairman and members of the Board of the Commission.
On April 8, 2019, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Major-General Paul Tarfa (rtd) as Chairman of the North East Development Commission (NEDC). Others confirmed are:
Mohammed Goni Alkali – MD/CEO
Musa Uma Yashi – ED Humanitarian Affairs
Mohammed Jawa B. – Executive Director, Admin and Finance
Umar Maiwada Mohammed – Executive Director, Operations
Hon. David Sabo Kente – Member representing North East zone
Asamo M. Mohammed – Member representing North West zone
Benjamin Adeniyi – Member representing Central zone
Olawale Osun – Member representing South West zone
Theo Nkechi – Member representing South East
Bassey Uke – Member representing South South zone
The NEDC is charged with the responsibility to receive and manage funds from allocation of the Federal Account international donors for the settlement, rehabilitation and reconstruction of roads, houses and business premises of victims of insurgency as well as tackling menace of poverty, illiteracy level, ecological problems and any other related environmental or developmental challenges in the North-East states”- Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe.