The Board gave its nod at the end of its meeting after an exhaustive debate on the proposal tabled before it by the Chairman.
The groups expressed their anger in a press release signed by its National Coordinator, Arerebo Salaco Yerinmene, saying that the recent development was part of fundamental reasons why the Izon and other oppressed people oil producing communities “should rise up now are legion”.
Onochie spoke at a ceremony to celebrate her recent appointment organised by the Buhari Support Organisations (BSO), Tuesday in Abuja.
The CSOs: Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD), Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) and Abia State NDDC Advocacy groups, filed the suit at the Federal High Court (FHC), Umuahia in Abia.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday, last week, asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of his Special Assistant on New Media, Lauretta Ifeanyi-Onochie as the substantive chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission.
Also referred for screening are 14 others, as members of the commission.
Sports and extracurricular activities were then as important as academics and there were sports festivals and competitions which facilitated peer interaction and integration.
The commission, which took its campaign against cultism and drug abuse to Rivers Saturday, said youths in the Niger Delta must be stopped from engaging in social vices to enable them harness their potentials, contribute their quota to development and sustain the peace in the region.
This was contained in a report presented to the House by the House Committee on Public accounts on Thursday.
This follows a petition against the immediate past Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, and NDDC Management.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter containing the request at the plenary Wednesday.
This development was contained in court documents made available to The Eagle Online on Monday in Lagos.
Uzodimma gave the advice when he received the Acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Emmanuel Audu-Ohwavborua.
A memo titled ‘NDDC sole Administrator relieved of appointment, was signed by Patricia Deworitshe, Director Press, Ministry of Niger Delta and made available to the press on Thursday.
The ICPC also arraigned Gabriel Nathaniel, a staff in the Accounts Department of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) over allegations bordering on diversion of about N3 billion from his office.
The Chairman, 2022 Conference Committee, Ken Ugbechie, revealed this development on the conference on Monday.
It was learnt that the director, who arrived at the commission’s office early hours of Wednesday, was still being interrogated as at the time of filing this report.
He said this when he briefed newsmen at the end of a meeting with his senior management team in Abuja Wednesday.
The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, caused serious panic in the community.
Clark made the appeal when members of the Delta Central All Progressives Congress Leaders of Thought (DELCAT) paid him a solidarity visit in Abuja on Tuesday.