The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has announced plans to decentralize its functions with a view to giving more powers to its State Offices for effective service delivery.
Managing Director, NDDC, Dr. Christian Oboh stated this while responding to a speech by the Deputy Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Danre Francis who led a team of other members on a visit to the Commission.
Represented by the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mr. Lambert Komboye, Dr. Oboh said the move will minimized bureaucracy and unnecessary delays associated with policy implementation, as state offices would now be in a position to handle some critical issues.
“We have evolved a policy of decentralization, when you concentrate everything at the Head Office, there will be bureaucracy and a lot of things will go wrong”, the Managing Director declared.
He assured that the Commission would be fair, just and equitable in project distribution adding “we are not critically following the production quota because if we do some states will have marginal impact from the NDDC, we want to make sure that all the nine states are carried along”.
The NDDC, he said is for Niger Deltans, promising that the Commission will not relent in its commitment to deliver on the mandate given by Mr. President.
Earlier, the Deputy Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Danre Francis had commended the Commission for its developmental strides, while appealing for the completion of ongoing NDDC projects in the State.