‘Buhari will hand over reformed NDDC to Niger Delta’ – Administrator

The present administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Effiong Akwa, says President Muhammadu Buhari will soon hand over a reformed NDDC to the region.

He pleaded with aggrieved stakeholders in the region to trust the President on issues affecting the NDDC and the Niger Delta.

Akwa said Buhari meant well for the region and was on the verge of handing over a reformed, productive, effective and efficient NDDC to the Niger Delta people.

The administrator spoke at the weekend in a webinar, an online virtual meeting, organized by his Special Adviser on Youths and Sports, Engr, Udengs Eradiri, and attended by hundreds of youths across the world.

Represented by Eradiri, Akwa disclosed that the audit report uncovered a can of worms in the commission insisting that the process of cleansing was ongoing to give the NDDC a fresh beginning.

Akwa said: “The NDDC will continue to strive hard to leave in accordance with its mandate. I am aware of the agitations, but I want to appeal to all those who are aggrieved to allow the Federal Government and President Muhammadu Buhari to do what it intends to do with the NDDC. He means well for the commission and the Niger Delta.

“People have been talking about the creation of a board, I agree with that but the forensic audit that concluded some months ago has opened a can of worms and those worms are being dealt with and that is why the issue of the board had not been formally concluded.

“I believe that by the time they finish with this process, the board will be concluded.”



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