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Revisit NDDC board, monarch begs Buhari

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
17 May 2022   |   3:39 am
Traditional ruler of Idjerhe Kingdom in Delta State, Obukohwo Whiskey, yesterday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to revisit the inauguration of the screened members of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

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Traditional ruler of Idjerhe Kingdom in Delta State, Obukohwo Whiskey, yesterday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to revisit the inauguration of the screened members of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He said the move would rekindle the hope of the people in the Niger Delta region, who have been neglected over the years by successive governments.

A statement by the traditional ruler, made available to newsmen in Benin City, expressed worry over what he termed the pitiable state of the NDDC activities.

While calling for urgent inauguration of the already screened members of the board, the monarch expressed disappointment with the ex-minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, who hails from the region for allegedly failing to live up to expectation while in office.

The statement reads: “The father of the nation, Mr. President must have seen now that those he entrusted with the developmental agenda of the oil and gas-bearing communities of Nigeria had their own nefarious intentions to cause more havoc and deny the people their collective dreams of development.

“Three options are still available to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The first being the immediate inauguration of the screened and confirmed Board of the NDDC under the Chairmanship of Dr. Pius Egberamwen Odubu and Olorogun Bernard Okumagba as the managing director.