Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, Dr. Christian Oboh, has described the just concluded South-South Economic Summit in Asaba, Delta State as Strategic to the overall development of the Niger Delta region.
Oboh who was one of the panel-list at the event told Newsmen that the gathering provided opportunity for stakeholders to brainstorm over critical issues affecting the region with a view to exploring ways of addressing them.
“For us this is a new dawn, we are excited; because a new tone has been set for the NDDC” he declared.
The Managing Director disclosed that as an Interventionist Agency the Commission does not operate in isolation, but works in synergy with other stakeholders, especially, member states to deliver its mandate to the people.
This, the NDDC Boss explained underscores the importance of the South-South Summit as it has enabled stakeholders, appreciate the vision of the Commission with a view to buying into it.
“We need to actually let the people own the projects that NDDC will execute and if all the states will begin to buy into our vision, then our problems are solved” Dr. Oboh said.
He restated the Commission’s commitment to the judicious application of funds stressing that “it is not all about money but putting infrastructure that will benefit the people that will impact positively on their lives”.