…Calls For The Inauguration Of New Board.
State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC), from South-South and South-East States of the Niger Delta region have commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his directive for a forensic audit of the NDDC and called on Mr President to urgently inaugurate the new board to superintend over the commission’s activities for a holistic review and reforms.
This call and commendation was contained in two separate statements released by the Chairman, APC in Akwa-Ibom State, Hon. Ini Okopido and leader South-South Chairmen of the forum and his Abia State counterpart, Hon. Donatus Nwankpa who is the leader of South-East Chairmen of the forum respectively.
The forum expressed satisfaction on the caliber of those the President has already appointed to take over the task of the region’s development and appealed for their inauguration to pilot the affairs of the Commission bringing to bear, their wealth of experience.
The Chairmen while commending the President for his love for the development of the Niger Delta region, assured him of their unflinching support to carry out his holistic reform in the interventionist agency.
The forum is of the view that since neither the Chairman nor Managing Director designate of the newly constituted NDDC board had served in the Commission in the period 2001 to 2019 in reference, they will be able to dispassionately carry out reforms that will revamp the Commission and correct the inadequacies of the previous boards vis-a-viz address the infrastructural decay in the region.
Describing the other appointees as having the capacity and right attitude to revamp the region, the APC State Chairmen unanimously called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently inaugurate members of the new board because the appointees have distinguished themselves as men and women of integrity who have also laboured for the growth and development of the party.
However, they noted that anyone who had served in the previous board under investigation should be dropped by the Senate to avoid interference with the audit process.
The statement added that the development of the region is a collective task that is paramount to the State Chairmen as sound legacies bequeathed to the Niger Delta people will have overall impacts on the region’s socio-economic well being.