Victor Ndoma-Egba

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Victor Ndoma-Egba
Currently Chairman, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He was a three-term Senator representing Cross River Central in the Nigerian Senate - (2003–2007; 2007 -2011; and 2011–2015)
Personal details
Born (1956-03-08) 8 March 1956 (age 61)
Political party All Progressives Congress (APC)
Profession Lawyer, Politician

Victor Ndoma-Egba (born 8 March 1956) is a Nigerian politician (of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and currently Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He was a three-term Senator, representing Cross River Central of Cross River State in the Nigerian Senate from 2003 to 2015.[1]

Background[edit]

Victor Ndoma-Egba was born on 8 March 1956 in Ikom, Cross River State. He has an LL.B degree from the University of Lagos and an LLM degree from the University of Calabar, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978 and was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2004.[2] He has been Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Calabar Branch, and President of the Calabar Chamber of Commerce. He has also been Director of the Cross River Basin and Rural Development Authority, and Honourable Commissioner for Works & Transport.[1]

Political career[edit]

Running as a People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Victor Ndoma-Egba was elected as senator in the 5th (2003–2007) National Assembly representing Cross River Central Senatorial District, and was reelected in 2007 for a further four-year term. Senator Ndoma-Egba is a member of senate committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Human Rights and Legal Matters, and Information and Media, and is deputy chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Nigerian Senate.[1][2]

In May 2008, Ndoma-Egba spoke in favor of reform of the Nigeria Police Act, which came into effect on April 1, 1943 and has essentially been unchanged since that time.[3] In May 2009, he accused the Action Congress party of delays in listing the 37 Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State in the constitution. Representative Bola Gbabijo refuted these charges.[4]

In September 2009 Ndoma-Egba noted that several prominent people in Cross River had defected from the Action Congress and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) to join the PDP, saying the event was a sign that opposition has crumbled in the state.[5] In January 2013 Ndoma-Egba said that the solution to Cross River community clashes was the National Boundary Commission becoming involved in the demarcation of boundary lines.[6]

Ndoma-Egba was reelected as Senator for Cross River Central on 26 April 2011 on the PDP platform, winning 143,537 votes, while the runner up was Patric Iwara of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), who gained 47,656 votes.[7]

Following the disagreements in the PDP, he joined the All Peoples Congress (APC) in November 2015. He was Deputy Leader of the 6th Senate (2007-2011) and Leader of the Senate (2011-2015). He returned to his law practice as Senior Partner in the Law Firm of Ndoma-Egba, Ebri & Co in Abuja. He was appointed in July 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari as Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Personal life[edit]

Ndoma-Egba is married with three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on June 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba: A Leader For The Ages". Times of Nigeria. July 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  3. ^ "Why I Want Police Act Repealed - Sen Ndoma-Egba". Leadership (Abuja). 27 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Ndoma-Egba lied against Lagos, says Rep". The Nation. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  5. ^ "AC, ANPP members defect in Cross River". The Nation. 9/09/2009. Retrieved 2009-09-16.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Nigeria: Demarcate Ebonyi, Cross River Boundaries, Ndoma-Egba Tells NBC". All Africa. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Kunle Johnson (2011-04-28). "Ndoma-Egba re-elected". The Nation. Retrieved 2011-05-02.