The NDDC has begun the distribution of computer sets and treated mosquito nets to schools and communities across the Niger Delta region.
Under the arrangement, 200 computer sets have already been donated to all the polytechnics in the Niger Delta Region while another set of 120 computers and accessories have been distributed to several colleges of education in the Niger Delta region.
Acting Managing Director/CEO, Dr. Atako disclosed this while handing over computer sets and accessories as well as mosquito treated nets to beneficiary secondary Schools and communities respectively in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River state.
“We decided that we will send computer sets to selected secondary schools in the Niger Delta Region, we felt that we don’t need to limit ourselves to tertiary institutions because of the importance at the grass root level”
“Science and technology drives the economy of any nation because the world is a global village. We cannot do that if we don’t have the facilities, knowledge and the technical know how.”
According to her, it was for this reason that the NDDC is collaborating with other agencies to ensure that teaching and learning is achieved in schools across the region.
The Commission, she said also strives to build a healthy population, which gave rise to the distribution of mosquito net as a way of protecting the populace from mosquito bites and malaria.
“Health is wealth, no matter the infrastructural development you bring to any community if the people are not healthy or active they will not enjoy the benefit of those facilities and that is why we indentified malaria as the greatest enemy of the region, hence our intervention”.
Receiving the items chairman of Odukpani Local Government Area, Mr. Stephen Asuquo thanked the NDDC for the gesture and assured that the items will be judiciously used.