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NDDC not fighting N’Delta govs, says Ndoma-Egba
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The Chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, on Thursday, appealed to states in the region to support its programmes. He said the commission was not fighting or competing with the state governors. Ndoma-Egba made this appeal when he led the NDDC Board and Management team […]
“NDDC can be a rallying point for development in the region and there is a need to revive the commission in order to make meaningful contributions to the states.
“Preliminary investigation has revealed a large quantity of gas deposit and the commission should collaborate with this government to execute the deep sea port and the super highway,” Ayade said.
“Since coming on board, the commission has reviewed some of the projects to ensure that only those that will impact on the region were executed,” he said.
“We have reviewed our projects in a way that will not make us compete with the states. We are appealing to governors in the region to shun politics and partner the commission so that we can develop the region.”
According to the governor, the state is facing challenges because of low allocation, saying the commission identifies with the infrastructural plan of the state and key into the one that will impact on the people.
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He appealed for partnership on the super highway and the deep sea port.
He said the commission was appealing to governors in the region to shun politics of hatred and cooperate with the commission in order to engender development in the region.
He said the commission was not fighting or competing with the state governors.
He said, “NDDC has been visiting governors in the region to build confidence because in the past, the reputation of the commission was not edifying and we are determined to change all of that.
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar
Ndoma-Egba made this appeal when he led the NDDC Board and Management team on a courtesy visit to the Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, at the Government House in Calabar.
Ndoma-Egba told Ayade that about 168 projects, embarked upon by the commission in the state, had so far been completed, while work had progressed on 75 abandoned and 150 other projects.
Ndoma-Egba, however, said all the listed projects were undertaken by the commission before the present board took over.
The Chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, on Thursday, appealed to states in the region to support its programmes.
The former Senate Leader explained that partnership would facilitate development in all the states in the zone.
The NDDC chairman added that seven projects had been taken over by other agencies of government while two were terminated.
Welcoming the NDDC board and management, Ayade acknowledged the critical role the commission was playing in the development of the region.
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