Late Ken Saro-Wiwa’s community welcomes NDDC street solar lights

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It was a carnival today in Bane Community, the hometown of the late martyr and icon, Ken Saro-Wiwa, as the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) through the Rivers State Office of the Commission flagged off the installation of about 300 Hybrid Solar-powered Streetlights in the community. 

The most performing Rivers State representative in the NDDC Governing Board, Chief Tony C Okocha KSC JP DSSRS, while on a courtesy call to the palace of the Gbenemene of Ken-Khana kingdom, HRM King Barile Yornah Deebom JP, posited that the 7th NDDC Governing Board, headed by the Chairman Barr. Chiedu Ebie and the MD/CEO, Chief Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, found it worthy to light up Bane Community through to Ken Saro-Wiwa Memorial Park, in commemoration of the late icon, Ken Saro-Wiwa. He promised that NDDC will also give prompt attention to the Bane Community road. 

Addressing the press after the official flag-off of the project, Chief Okocha emphasized that the project is in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, in ensuring that the welfare of the people is prioritized. He thanked President Tinubu for constituting the 7th Governing Board of the NDDC with the best of the best and reassured that the 7th NDDC Governing Board is poised to rewrite the history of NDDC by ensuring that the people of Niger Delta feel the impact of the Commission. 

The Gbenemene of Ken-Khana kingdom, HRM King Barile Yornah Deebom JP, in his ‘Thank You’ speech, commended the NDDC for this gesture. He specially thanked the representative of the state on the NDDC Board for this uncommon show of love to the Bane Community by bringing these huge projects to the community. 

Others who spoke at the event, expressing gratitude and appreciation to the NDDC for the project, included the President of KAGOTE, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Deeyah; the Chairman of Khana LGA, Dr. Thomas Bariere; environmental rights activist and chieftain of APC, Hon. Celestine AkpoBari; Hon. Mrs Caroline Nagbor and the elder brother of the late Ken Saro-Wiwa, Chief Harry Wiwa, among others.

The highlight of the event was the observance of a minute of silence in honor of the departed icon, led by Chief Tony C Okocha KSC JP DSSRS.

(Source: Jacobs Chimezie Happiness, SA on Media to Rivers State Rep in the NDDC Board)

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