The Managing Director-Designate of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere, has described the appointment of Mr. Umana Umana as the Managing Director of Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority by President Muhammadu Buhari as meritorious.
In a message of appreciation to the President, Mr. Ekere stated that it was clear that Mr. Umana was chosen on merit given his education, experience, exposure and capacity.
He pointed out that Mr. Umana had demonstrated all those attributes in his previous appointments at the state level and congratulated him on the new appointment.
Mr. Ekere hailed Mr. Umana as an outstanding economist, a consummate administrator and an astute politician and expressed confidence that the appointee would deliver on the new assignment which he described as challenging.
He thanked President Buhari for the remarkable recognition accorded Akwa Ibom State and the Niger Delta as a whole with the latest appointment.
The incoming NDDC boss urged the people of the Niger Delta to continue to support President Buhari, assuring them that the President was determined to tackle the problems of the region holistically.