NDDC donates palliatives to women, others in Bayelsa
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated 2,170 bags of rice as palliatives to women, youth groups and physically challenged persons in Bayelsa State.
A director at the commission, Nwelue Kelechi, who represented the Sole Administrator, Effiong Akwa at the commencement of the distribution of the palliatives in Yenagoa, said the beneficiaries were drawn from the eight council areas of the state.
He explained that the gesture was part of NDDC’s effort under the interim administrator to cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people.
“The NDDC under Akwa is witnessing a new dawn. The present leadership will do everything possible to ensure that women and youths, particularly the less- privileged are given priority attention,” he said.
Special Adviser to Bayelsa Governor on NDDC Matters, Nyenye Mathias, commended the initiative, describing it as a welcome development.
“The distribution of the palliative in the eight council areas of the state will go a long way in boosting the confidence of the people in the commission.
“Bayelsa is a major stakeholder in the NDDC because it contributes a reasonable chunk of the revenue accruing to the commission from the Federal Government,” he said.
Mathias restated the state government’s willingness to partner with the NDDC in developing the Niger Delta region, saying Governor Douye Diri had directed that the commission’s activities be communicated to the state government on time to ensure effective collaboration.
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