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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday said the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has failed the people of the region as it had not been able to meet the expectations of the people.
Osinbajo said this during a courtesy call at the palace of the Ebenanaowei of Ogulagha Kingdom, HRM, Joseph Timiyan I, in Obotobo, Burutu Council Area of Delta State.
The Vice President lamented the inadequacy of the performances of the development agencies created to fill gaps in the region, promising to concentrate on the development of the region in the next four years.
The vice president, who was in Delta State to perform some official assignments, including the 20.29km Obotobo 1- Obotobo 11 – Sokebolou – Yokri Road in Ogulagha Kingdom, Burutu Council Area and the Main Axial Road in Okerenkoko, Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West Council Area, said the Federal Government would sit with the state government to determine areas in need of development.
“The NDDC in many respect has not met the expectations of the oil producing states; a lot of money is invested in NDDC and the Ministry of the Niger Delta because the real reason they were created is to speed up the development of oil-rich communities. We will sit with the Delta State Governor to look at specific areas to develop in the creeks,” he said.
Meanwhile, while commissioning the road in Ogulagha Kingdom, the vice president said “I want to commend Governor Okowa for his achievements in a neighbourhood and area that has not had this type of road.
“We commend him also on several other initiatives in this kingdom in particular, because this has been a very peaceful community and its a host to several of our oil and gas assets.
“So, its really is a … Read More...