The newly inaugurated governing board of the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, has been described as a plus to the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu led Federal Government.
Stakeholders in the oil rich Niger Delta region, expressed satisfaction over the reappointment of Barr. Chiedu Ebie as the NDDC Chairman, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, Managing Director and other board members.
The Movement for the Survival of Izon Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta MOSIEND, appreciated Tinubu for the reappointment and congratulated Ogbuku for the successful inauguration.
According to MOSIEND, there was no better alternative for the Niger Delta region than Ogbuku and the current members of the board.
The Pan Niger Delta group explained that the MD and his team had shown commitment to transform the region and its people.
In a statement on Thursday, the National President of the renowned socio-cultural pressure group, Mr. Kennedy Tonjo-West, sued for more open-door policies from the new board.
Tonjo-West said, “MOSIEND heartily express profound gratitude once again to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for considering Dr. Samuel Ogbuku and the current members of the board worthy enough to serve the people of the Niger Delta for another tenure.
“Ogbuku and his team have already laid the foundation for the growth and development of the Niger Delta. Their reappointment is a plus to the federal government and the people of the region because they are here to consolidate on the achievements already in place.”
The MOSIEND president recounted that, “the NDDC team in less than a year, executed the aims and objectives of the board with due diligence and nothing was done without the input of stakeholders of the region; thereby making them to achieve results and set the pace for development and accelerated growth.
“We are convinced that they are all coming with their sleeves folded for action and to continue to change the narratives. They are very familiar with the yearnings of the people of the Niger Delta.
“We urge them to continue to maintain an open-door policy and carry the people along so that developmental projects executed by the NDDC will at all times reflect the dreams of the people of the region.”
Tonjo-West prayed God to grant the NDDC boss and his team all that is required to succeed in the tasks ahead, stressing that MOSIEND would continue to support the commission whenever its advice or energy is needed to push the region forward.
He opined that, “There was no better alternative for the Niger Delta than Ogbuku and the current members of the board whom have shown commitment to transform the region and its people. We have no doubt about their capacity because we know that they will give us nothing less than the best. They’ve been tested and trusted and we are happy that Mr. President listened to our prayers to reappoint them to continue to serve the people.
“We enjoin them to remain focused and steadfast in their collective resolve to transform the Niger Delta region better than they met it. We also sue for cooperation, tolerance, tenacity, and team playing spirit, as they march side by side to pushing the region towards global centre stage, for business, as well as safe delight and investment haven.”
He further added that, “as MOSIEND, we are always open to anything and anybody that is poised to bringing development to the region and we will continue to pray for the NDDC to succeed and, above all, we will continue to play our role as stakeholders to make the region peaceful for growth and development and regional cohesion.”