The Nigerian Senate, has confirmed the appointment of some members of the governing board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC).
General Paul Tarfa (North East, Adamawa) said to be a classmate of former President Muhammadu Buhari, , was confirmed as the chairman of the commission.
The nominees were confirmed following their screening at plenary on Wednesday.
President Bola Tinubu, had in a letter read on the floor of the Senate by the Senate President, GodsWill Akpabio, sought the confirmation of the appointments.
The other nominees for confirmation included Hon Gambo Maikyau member (North East, Taraba ); Abdullahi Abbas member (North West, Kano); Zaf Steven Ondora, Member (North Central, Benue); Chief Mutiu Lawal Areh, Member ( South West, Lagos ).
Others were: Samuel Ifeanyi Onuigbo, Member (South East, Abia); Frank Achinike Owo Member (South South, Rivers); Mohamed Goni Alkali (Managing Director North East, Borno).
Those listed for re-appointment were Musa Yashi, Executive Director of Humanitarian Affairs (North East, Bauchi ); Ahmed Abdulsalam Yahaya as Executive Director of Operations, (North East, Gombe); and Dr Abubakar Garba Ileah, Executive Director of Administration and finance, (North East, Yobe).