It’s new dawn for N’Deltans, NDDC MD declares

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The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, has assured people of the Niger Delta region that they will experience something new and different in the coming weeks and months.

He said the new leadership of the NDDC was going to make a difference in the lives of the people.

Ogbuku spoke during a live interview on Arise TV, monitored and relayed in a statement issued by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Ibitoye Abosede, and made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The statement reads,”As an interventionist agency, we will be executing projects that connect states in the region and impact the lives of the people. We will focus on legacy projects.

“We will interface with the state governments and I can assure you that we will only carry out projects that will positively affect the lives of the people of the Niger Delta region.”

Reacting to what he described as “the perceived failure of the NDDC,” Ogbuku urged Niger Delta stakeholders to give the new board time to unfold its agenda.

The MD said, “We have a team that means business. We are all going to integrate our visions to ensure that whatever we are doing is for the development of the Niger Delta region.


“Right now, we have the forensic audit report. We have requested for a copy which we will study and incorporate into our vision.

“To makes things easier for us because we already have something to work with, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has also charged us to do a number of things.

“We will put all these together and come up with a comprehensive vision for the people of the Niger Delta.

He stated that stakeholders from different ethnic groups in the Niger Delta region would had nothing to worry about, as their interests would be accommodated in the activities of the commission.

The MD stated, “We are going to work with our people. Every ethnic nationality in the Niger Delta will be part of our activities.

“Nobody should be afraid of being left out. Whichever nationality you come from, we are all Niger Deltans, and we are all united by underdevelopment and exploitation.

“The Ijaw man, the Itsekiri man, the Urhobo man; we have common environmental issues. So, we have to look out for everybody.”