BY GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, FRCN PORT HARCOURT
Managing Director Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku has enjoined ethnic nationalities in Niger Delta region to ensure peace in their localities.
Dr. Ogbuku who gave the advice while speaking to a delegation from Movement for Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP at NDDC Headquarters in Port Harcourt Rivers State, told them that no meaningful development would take place in an environment devoid of peace and tranquility.
While expressing the determination of the present administration to tackle poverty and ecological challenges facing the region,
the MD added that NDDC was open to collaborate with different stakeholders to drive development of rural communities.
The Chief Executive Officer of the interventionist agency who acknowledged that NDDC was established twenty-three years ago, said that there would be stakeholders summit next year to redefine the master plan of the commission.
Dr. Ogbuku who insisted that the commission has intervened in various communities in Niger Delta region encouraged the group to support Federal Government’s programmes.
Earlier on, President of MOSOP, Prince Biira Said that Ogoni people are in need of infrastructural Development, such as, Road, water and electricity.
Mr. Biira who pledged the readiness of the group to partner NDDC in the bid to develop Niger Delta region, maintained that Ogoni struggle was contributory to the creation of the commission.
The MOSOP president while commending transparency being entrenched by present management, solicited assistance to complete group’s project.