A group known for its promotion of the people of the Niger Delta in Nigeria, Project Niger Delta, PND, has urged the Nigerian Government to immediately inaugurate the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to kick-off the much needed development of the region.
The president of the group, Princewill Ebebi, in a statement, indicated that the continuous delay in inaugurating the board may be counterproductive to the region.
Ebebi commended the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for the caliber of personalities appointed to the board describing him as as one, who has the interest of the Niger Delta people at heart.
#He stated, “we wish to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his genuine interest in the development of the Niger Delta region with the appointment of the new board. There is no doubt that the personalities so appointed will deliver on the mandate of the board.”
The group also lauded the Minister of the Niger Delta Ministry, Senator Godswill Akpabio for his forthrightness and willingness to turn around the fortunes of the region, which is in line with the intention of being the president.
He indicated, “Senator Denyabofa Dimaro is a very suitable and qualified choice from the Niger Delta region for the top NDDC job. We, Project Niger Delta with other prominent stakeholders across the 9 states in the region commends President Mahammadu Buhari for making an excellent choice in this regard and therefore pledge to work with him for the success and development of the region in other to achieve the goals of the commission.
“Over the years in his (Dimaro) various leadership roles and capacity, he has proven to be a man that loves and puts the Niger Delta region first before anything. We believed that he is capable to do the job and with his good heart towards the people in the region, he will administer quality leadership and avert the current woes facing the region, utilizing its resources for the benefit and collective prosperity of all,” Ebebi further added.