BY GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, FRCN PORT HARCOURT
The Management Director Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC DR. Samuel Ogbuku says his main mission in NDDC is to correct the mistakes of the past and right the wrongs to move the commission forward.
Dr. Ogbuku who made this known during Staff and management meeting at NDDC HEADQUARTERS Marine Base Port Harcourt emphasized the importance of cordial relationship between staff and management of the commission.
The Managing Director who maintained that since assumption of office his doors have remained open to the Directors, added that staff welfare and entitlements remained a priority to management.
While applauding staff for their commitment towards the improvement of the commission, the MD called for collaboration and support.
On the meeting with International Oil Companies, IOCs, the Chief Executive Officer expressed happiness that the IOCs were happy with the commission and have readmitted NDDC into their quarterly meetings.
Dr. Ogbuku stressed the importance of Public Private Partnership PPP, and revealed that a PPP summit will be coming up next month.
He harped on the need for NDDC to be self sufficient for sustainability of the commission outside the statutory contributors.
The Managing Director who said that the management is interphasing with the contractors, corporate organisations and youths promised to review the challenges of contract staff to ascertain their services to the commission and revalidate the ones needed.
On the staff cooperative, he asked the managers of the corporative to liaise with estate developers to assist in the provision of accommodation for staff.
In his reaction, the Staff Union Chairman, Gbendo Kuro appreciated the management for looking at the welfare of staff and called for regular training and departmental capacity development.
Mr. Kuro encouraged management to expedite action on staff club.
The staff and management meeting was part of first quarter assessment by the new management to identify areas of improvement.
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