The present Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is committed to ensuring judicious application of funds at its disposal. The Managing Director, Dr. Christian Oboh has said.
Speaking at the Business Hallmark Town Hall Meeting in Lagos, with the theme “Nigeria’s Road to Transformation”, Dr. Oboh said things are beginning to be done right in the Commission and that a high level of teamwork and commitment among the top executives and staff of the Commission were key indices of change.
“For us in NDDC, there is every reason to change; the region desires development; and the Commission is gradually attaining the feat of delivering more projects in the interest of the people. The people will believe us more when they begin to see and enjoy more of our completed projects”.
Dr. Oboh explained that the Commission’s activities have become more transparent such that soon people will see that the projects being executed are commensurate to funds available.
According to the Managing Director the enormous challenges of developing the Niger Delta region require the involvement of stakeholders, including the private sector as no single agency can do it alone.
He praised the organizers of the forum and assured that the Commission under his administration will continue to support lauded initiatives.
The Town Hall Meeting, which was moderated by BBC HardTalk presenter, Mr. Steve Sackur, and chaired by former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, brought together Nigeria’s “best and brightest leaders”, including Governors Peter Obi of Anambra State, Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State and Bank of Industry Managing Director, Evelyn Oputu.