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Move by Rep to resolve NDDC debts excites contractors

By Obinna Nwaoku, Port Harcourt
20 December 2021   |   2:50 am
Contractors Association of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) have heaved a sigh of relief as the Chairman, House Committee on NDDC, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo

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Contractors Association of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) have heaved a sigh of relief as the Chairman, House Committee on NDDC, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, promised to intervene in the debt owed them by the Commission.

The contractors had, earlier in December, staged a protest at the Port Harcourt Headquarters of the NDDC, allegedly shutting down its activities for some days in demand for the payment of a debt, which is about N2tr.

The association, yesterday, in a statement signed by its President, Sylvester Iyade-Tonye; and Secretary, John Ibigbame, expressed hope that Tunji-Ojo’s intervention has shown that Nigeria still has leaders with a conscience and the interest of their people at heart.

The statement reads: “The executive and members of the NDDC Contractors Association wish to immensely thank the Chairman, House Committee on NDDC, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, for the selfless and highly commendable way he has handled the plight of NDDC contractors, who have suffered untold hardship in the hands of the management of the commission.

He said: “Hon. Tunji-Ojo’s actions show Nigeria still has leaders with a conscience and the interest of their people at heart. His stand and disposition over the petition brought by the NDDC Contractors Association have changed the narrative and bolstered our confidence in the National Assembly to handle matters of national significance with utmost seriousness, professionalism, and good conscience not minding whose ox is gored.

“With his selfless actions, the chairman of the House Committee on NDDC has lifted the already dying spirits of NDDC contractors cutting across the nine Niger Delta states and has given them hope after many years of hopelessness. By giving the contractors association the desired audience and listening to their yearnings, the chairman has stamped his foot in the sand of time and inputted an indelible mark in the hearts of NDDC contractors.”