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    Sunday, 19 February 2017

    “WE must apply the law setting up the commission-” – NDDC chairman

     By Ita Williams

    Arising from the monumental failures in procurement processes and contract scam, the Chairman of the Niger –Delta Development Commission NDDC, Ex. Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba, OFR, SAN, has called for a critical review of the master plan in order to strengthen the procurement processes of the Commission.

    Addressing newsmen on Sunday, the former Senate Leader said ‘We must strengthen our procurement processes to create a regional economy for our region through a long term plan because the 15 year master plan was abandoned immediately it was set up he stated’

     Opines that, the present management of the NDDC is set to change the narratives the way things were done in the past, because the Commission was more of a contract awarding institution with systemic issues than a development agency.

    ‘’We must apply the law setting up the Commission, create a synergy with our sister agency and the various state governments through partnership in order to enhanced the well being of the people these then will enable us  meet up with the developmental milestone which the commission stands for’’

    ’’ NDDC the Chairman said came out of historic agitation of addressing the problems of the region and creating a regional economy of the people of the Niger Delta.’’

    He cited so many reasons why over 10,0000 projects are abandoned because of crises of ownership between NDDC, Ministry of Niger –Niger Delta and the various state governments in the region. He said the NDDC Needs a long term plan to guard the Commission and focuses more as a development agency.

    ’’ There is no doubt that we need to create a long term framework, and integrated development agency because the greatest resource of the region is its population, we must work to ensure that the youths of the region take the maximum opportunity in ICT and create an environment for young people to express their talent most especially in sports and agricultural opportunities’’

    The immediate Senate Leader of the 7th Senate, said the solution to the problems of Niger-Delta is development and engagement of the youths through ICT and other agricultural opportunities that are available in the region.

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