NDDC chairman says wont relent in delivering projects


The Chairman of the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), has given assurances that the Commission will continue to deliver on development projects in spite of funding challenges.

Senator Ndoma-Egba, who spoke in an interview after the traditional marriage of his son, Hugo Bassey to Nneoma John Obuh, at Ohafia Ndi-Uduma in Abia State, stated that the Commission was resolute in its commitment to complete all its projects.

The NDDC Chairman, who had the full complement of the Commission’s directors, including the Executive Director Projects, Engr. Dr Samuel Adjogbe, FNSE, acknowledged the continued support of the Federal Government to the interventionist agency. He urged Nigerians to support the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for giving effect to the change mantra of the central government.

Senator Ndoma-Egba said that the funding challenges facing the Commission was being addressed as the Federal Government had mandated the Ministries of Niger Delta Affairs, as well as that of Budget and National Planning, to sit with the NDDC board, with a view to determining the outstanding statutory obligations owed the Commission.  

Senator Ndoma-Egba said that the current NDDC Board, which came in November 2016, took a position to allocate 70 per cent of its budget to the completion of all on-going projects so that the people of the region could reap the benefits.

In his remarks, the former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, who was chairman at the marriage ceremony, called on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari for his second term bid in the 2019 general elections.

According to him, President Buhari had done well for the country, having ensured the spread of infrastructural development in different parts of the country.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Imo State Representative on the NDDC Board, Hon Chuka Ama-Nwauwa, stressed the importance of marriage bonds between people from different parts of the country. He said that inter-ethnic marriages, such as the one between the Ndoma-Egba of Cross River State and Obuh of Abia State, were good for the unity of Nigeria.

(Source: Ibitoye Abosede, Ph.D, Director, Corporate Affairs )