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Buhari directs immediate resumption of NEDC council

President Muhammadu Buhari, has directed the immediate resumption of the New Governing Council of the North East Development Commission on acting capacity pending Senate confirmation, to avoid Leadership vacuum in the Commission.

Buhari also approved the immediate resumption of the new Managing Director and CEO of North East Development Commission (NEDC), Umar Abubakar Hashidu in Acting Capacity pending confirmation by the Senate.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Dr Sani Nasir-Gwarzo, It follows the expiration of the tenure of the former board and MD of the Commission on May 7, 2023.

According to the statement, the President approved that Barrister Bukar Baale takes over as the Acting Chairman alongside 10 other members of the Governing board.

Writing by Hadiza Abduraman; Editing by Julian Osamoto