FG appoints management teams for river basin development authorities

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Executive Management of River Basin Development Authorities under the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
This information is contained in a statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
According to him, the Anambra-Imo River Basin Development Authority (AIRBDA) has Rev. Michael Nwabufo as Managing Director with Engr. Michael C. Nwachukwu as Executive Director, Engineering.
Other Directors are Dr. Nweze B. Obasi (Agricultural Services); Dr. Benjamin Aneke (Planning and Design) and Mrs. Ngozi C. Uche will serve as Executive Director, Finance and Administration.
He said that the Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority (BORBDA) has Engr. Saliu O. Ahmed as Managing Director, Engr. Modupe V. Olalemi as Executive Director, Engineering.
Other Executive Directors are Agbetuyi O. Bamidele (Agricultural Services); Olumese E. Charles (Planning and Design); Akinya Folorunsho Samson (Finance and Administration).
He said that the Chad Basin Development Authority (CRBDA) has Engr. Abba Garba as Managing Director while those to serve as Directors include Engr. Babagana Uroma (Engineering) and Dr. Abdu K. Tashikalma will serve as Executive Director Agricultural Services
Other Executive Directors are Modu Surum (Planning and Design) and Mrs Falmata Maina Dalatu (Finance and Administration).
According to him, the Cross River Basin Development Authority (CRBDA) has Engr. Bassey E. Nkposong as Managing Director while the Executive Directors include Engr. Esin Winston Mosembe (Engineering) and Dr. U.A. Essien (Agricultural Services).
Others are Mr. I.I. Udoh, Executive Director, Planning and Design and Mrs. Okpata Egbe, Executive Director, Administration and Finance.
Dr. Ado Khalid Abdullahi is to serve as Managing Director of the Hadejia-Jama’are River Basin Development Authority (HJRBDA) while Engr. Abubakar Mohammed is the Executive Director, Engineering.
Other Executive Directors are Ma’amun Da’u Aliyu (Agricultural Services); Mohammed Umar Kura (Planning and Design) and Mohammed Awwal Wada (Finance and Administration).
The Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority (LBRBDA) has Engr. Mahmoud O. Adra as Managing Director; Engr. Mathias U. Udoyi would serve as Executive Director, Engineering; Engr. Samuel J. Ochai, (Agricultural Services); Engr. Emmanuel Yepwi (Planning and Design) and Richard N. Ndidi is the Executive Director, Finance and Administration.
Dr. Adeniyi Saheed Aremu is the new Managing Director of the Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority (LNRBDA) and Engr. Abdulkarim Mohammed Bello will serve as Executive Director, Engineering.
Other Executive Directors are Engr. Tajuddeen A. Affinih – (Agricultural Services); Olawale Victor (Planning and Design) and Abu Atsumbe Abdullahi (Finance and Administration).
Engr. Tonye David-West was appointed as Managing Director of Niger Delta River Basin Development Authority (NDRBDA) while Engr. Okwonu Benson will serve as Executive Director, Engineering.
Ikuromo E. Joshua is the new Executive Director, Agricultural Services; Dr Austen A.T. Pabor (Executive Director, Planning and Design) and Mr Isaac Akpoede Otuorimo (Executive Director, Finance and Administration).
Olufemi Olayemi Odumosu is the new Managing Director of Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA) and
Engr. Iyiola Rufus will serve as Executive Director, Engineering and Dr Bolanle A. Olaniyan (Executive Director, Agricultural Services).
Other Executive Directors are Engr. Adesanya Mutiu Omoniyi (Planning and Design) and Olayiwola A. Baruwa (Finance and Administration).
Engr. Buhari Bature Mohammed is the new Managing Director of Sokoto Rima River Basin Development Authority (SRRBDA) while Engr. Jafar A. Sadeeq will serve as Executive Director, Engineering.
Engr. Sanusi Mai-Afu is the new Executive Director, Agricultural Services; Engr. Murtala Dalhatu (Executive Director, Planning and Design) and Faruk Madugu Gwandu (Executive Director, Finance and Administration).
Engr. Abubakar Muazu is the Managing Director of Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority (UBRBDA) while Engr. Mukhtar Umar Isa will serve as Executive Director, Engineering and Dr. Abdulhameed Girei (Executive Director, Agricultural Services).
Other Executive Directors include Engr. Yusuf Daniel Ajemasu – (Planning and Design) and Mr Haruna N. Musa (Finance and Administration).
The Upper Niger River Basin Development Authority (UNRBDA) has Prof. Abdulkarim M. Ali as Managing Director while Engr. David Emmanuel will serve as Executive Director, Engineering.
Other Executive Directors of UNRBDA include Dr. Abdu Aminu Omar (Agricultural Services); Engr. John Bature Gimba (Planning and Design) and Alhassan Bawa Ugbada (Finance and Administration).
According to the statement, all the appointments are with immediate effect.

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