Yoruba elders make u-turn, advise Buhari on next NDDC Chairman

Ondo state elders yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint Delta State indigenes as the next Chairman and Managing Director of the Commission.

The elders, who spoke spoke in Akure, said the position of the managing director was the privilege of the four leading oil producing states of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Akwa Ibom. ‘’There shall be for the Commission, a Managing Director and two executive directors who shall be indigenes of oil producing areas starting with the member state of the Commission with the highest production quantum of oil and shall rotate among member states in order of production’’

Chairman, Ondo Elders Forum, Abiodun Agbelusi told newsmen that the elders emphasized that it was important for President Buhari to begin the rotation again by making a Delta State indigene managing director of the Commission.

Meeting under the auspices of Yoruba Elders Forum, Ondo State chapter, the elders also reminded President Buhari of the alphabetical order in the appointment of the Commission’s Chairman and how Abia, Akwa Ibom and Cross River have held the position of chairman.

The elders who assessed the commission’s journey in phases urged Buhari to give Delta State a sense of belonging through the enthronement of fairness.