The Senate has confirmed the appointment of some members of the governing board of the North East Development Commission.
The nominees confirmed by the Senate include the classmate of the former president, Muhammadu Buhari, General Paul Tarfa (North East Adamawa), as chairman of the commission.
The nominees were confirmed following their screening at the plenary on Wednesday.
The president had in a letter read on the floor of the plenary by the Senate President, GodsWill Akpabio, sought the confirmation of their appointments.
The other nominees for confirmation Include Hon Gambo Maikyau member ( North East Taraba ); Abdullahi Abbas member ( North West Kano ); Zaf Steven Ondora, Member ( North Central Benue ); Chief Mutiu Lawal Areh, Member ( South Wes Lagos ).
Others are: Samuel Ifeanyi Onuigbo, Member( South East Abia); Frank Achinike Owo Member ( South South Rivers); Mohamed Goni Alkali (Managing Director North East Borno).
The rest for re-appointment are Musa Yashi, Executive Director of Humanitarian Affairs ( North East Bauchi ); Ahmed Abdulsalam Yahaya as Executive Director of Operations, (North East Gombe); and Dr Abubakar Garba Ileah, Executive Director of Administration and finance, (North East Yobe).