MD DR. SAMUEL OGBUKU AND ODUKALE
BY GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, FRCN PORT HARCOURT
Managing Director Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku says management is committed to accountability, transparency and due process.
Dr. Ogbuku who made the assertion while signing A Corporate Governance Agreement with a multinational corporate management service provider KPMG, at NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt Rivers State, maintained that the outcome would launch the Interventionist agency to the global stage.
In what is regarded as the rebirth of Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, the corporate governance consultancy engagement is a pointer to the determination of present management to reposition the agency to attract global benefits.
At the agreement signing ceremony between NDDC and the corporate management service provider, KPMG, the Managing Director Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku noted that the Internal regulations which the group would create has the ability to launch the commission to the International scene.
Dr. Ogbuku gave assurance that corporate governance would entrench accountability and due diligence in the activities of the commission.
According to him, it would also provide credibility and boost the confidence of International donor agencies to do business with the commission.
In the same vein, the Executive Director Projects, Mr. Charles Ogunmola who submitted that the push to engage corporate governance group, was because of the drive to make a difference and tackle issues from the root rather than focusing on symptoms.
Mr. Ogunmola who described the engagement as a means to global standardization, added that the process would involve training, seminars and capacity building for staff.
The leader of the Multinational Corporate governance consulting firm, Mr. Tolu Odukale expressed optimism of the ability of KPMG group to boost NDDC rating globally.
Mr. Odukale insisted their services would improve risk management and longtime sustainability of policies and programmes that would aid the development of Niger Delta Region.