No state gov’t financing projects in Niger Delta – NDDC
The Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Barrister Dan Abia has revealed that no state government from the region was financing projects being embarked by the federal government.
Abia stated this in Abuja when he paid a courtesy call to the Special Adviser to the president on Amnesty Programme, Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh.
He said that there are a lot of misinformation about the activities of the commission and other agencies established by the government to drive development in the Niger Delta.
According to him, no state was funding NDDC, stressing that the Commission’s Act makes no provision for the state to be sponsoring it.
He added that because of the high expectations from the people, they thought the commission could solve all the problems facing the region, but noted that within its mandate, it would facilitate sustainable development in the region.
Earlier, the National Coordinator said in order to achieve the task of reintegration and ensuring sustainable peace in the region it require synergy amongst the agencies.
During the meeting, the agencies constituted a team to further strengthen the collaboration and to ensure that the on-going programme was sustainable.