NDDC Strategies to Harmonize Activities, Cautioned Against Working at Cross Purposes

NDDC Strategies to Harmonize Activities, Cautioned Against Working at Cross Purposes

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has mapped out plans for its 2024 plans promising a probost stakeholders’ engagements in its activities.

Managing Director of the Commission, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, who expressed this during an interactive session with NDDC management and staff at the Commission’s Headquarters in Port Harcourt, disclosed that such engagements with various stakeholders would help implement projects that would ensure sustainable development in the Niger Delta Region by addressing the aspirations and needs of the people.

He, also announced that the Commission would organize a stakeholders’ summit in March to provide a platform for new ideas and strategies to fast-track development in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Ogbuku hinted that the forthcoming summit would help the Commission to harmonise its activities in the Niger Delta region, by not working at cross purposes and maintained that priority would be given to capital projects and less emphasis on recurrent expenditure.

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“The President has high expectations of us, especially to change the narrative of the NDDC and the Niger Delta region.

According to him, the summit would not just be a forum of few individuals, but would involve major stakeholders, including members of the National Assembly, Ministers from the region, traditional rulers and the private sector to discuss the Niger Delta Region.

He however charged the management and staff of the commission to brace up to tackle the challenges of driving the process of development in Nigeria’s oil-rich region.

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Moreso, he lauded the staff for their efforts in the past year, and also tasked them to get set, for a lot was expected from the Commission.

In their various views, the Commission’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Alabo Boma Iyaye and that of
and that of Project, Sir Victor Antai, said that the story of the NDDC had changed for the better and commending the staff for their cooperation and diligence in the discharge of their duties.

The Chairman of NDDC Staff Union, Comrade Anthony Gbendo, expressed satisfaction and appreciation to the Executive Management for treating staff welfare with dispatch.
He also used the occasion to canvassed for capacity building of staff through training to prepare them for the challenges of developing the region.