Former Commissioner for Information in the government of Chief Rotimi Amaechi, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, has been named the acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The appointment which is with immediate effect followed the dissolution of the Board of the Commission.
Semenitari, apart from her job as Commissioner of Information for then Governor Amaechi, had served in the Communications Directorate of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation during the 2015 presidential election. Chief Amaechi had been the Director General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation.
Semenitari, an award-winning journalist and media manager, is married to Mr. Henry Semenitari, a former Managing Director, Unity Bank PLC, and himself, a global award-winning banker, and has four children.
A one-time CNN Journalist of the Year award winner, Mrs. Semenitari is expected to bring her wealth of experience and passion for the Niger Delta to bear on her new assignment.