Mrs. Ibim Semenitari is the immediate past Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission.
Semenitari graduated from the University of Benin with a degree in English and then went to practice journalism. She has worked in several media houses like Daily Times, Newswatch, Sunray Group of newspapers and TELL magazine. She launched a weekly business magazine, The Broad Street Journal in 2005.
I like the fact that we make to fit in this part of the world and, therefore, it takes care of different curves
After she left TELL, she worked as a journalist trainer, an editor with the BBC World Service Trust before launching her own publication, The Business Eye.
She is the first Nigerian female journalist to win the CNN African Journalist of the Year Award; she also came second in print journalism in the CNN Africa Journalist Award in 1997. She also served as Commissioner for Information in the immediate past administration of former Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, before assuming the position of Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission on December 21, 2015. Talking about fashion she said, “My style is simple, I could be eclectic sometimes. I like simple but classy wears.”
According to the former NDDC boss, she prefers African attire over other designers, saying, “I am very afro centric and will gladly wear an African designer over other designers out there.
“I like the fact that we make to fit in this part of the world and, therefore, it takes care of different curves.”
She concluded by saying, “I like a bit of African touch in what I wear.”