Destruction of oil facilities and other government-owned assets within the Niger Delta would only help to further aggravate the monumental infrastructural and environmental challenges facing the region, rather than solving them for the good of the people. Chairman Governing Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, has said.
Egba gave the charge in a statement to evaluate the import of the ongoing tour of the Niger Delta area by the Acting President ,Prof.Yemi Osibajo,adding that the tour was a further demonstration of the commitment of the Federal Government towards the development of the region.
He implored the entire people of the Niger Delta area of the country to embrace the option of dialogue and consultation being carried out by the Federal Government.
He added that the NDDC and all stakeholders are very appreciative of the move by the Presidency, noting that the Osinbajo’s tour and the general commitment of President Buhari’s administration to the development of Niger Delta would serve as a push for the new board and management of the interventionist agency to be up and doing in the discharge of their duties.
The NDDC chairman expressed optimism that the time for change and solution to the various problems bedeviling the Niger Delta has come. He, however, stressed the need for the people of the Niger Delta area to give the present administration all the necessary support to encourage it to continue in its determination to transform the region.
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