NDDC needs new master plan for Niger Delta development –Akpabio 1

NDDC needs new master plan for Niger Delta development –Akpabio

MINISTER of Niger Delta Affairs , Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said the Niger Delta regional development master plan and the Niger Delta Action Plan will be harmonised to produce a road map for development in the oil and gas rich area .

Akpabio, who stated this at the commission’s permanent headquarters in Port Harcourt , Rivers State capital on Sunday, stressed the need for collaboration and synergy in the effort to develop the region.

The commission in a statement on Sunday by its Director , Corporate Affairs , Charles Odili on Sunday, said the minister regretted that the NDDC had not lived up to expectations after it was established many years ago .

“Whether we like it or not, this child ( NDDC ) has not grown well in 19 years . It could have done better . Perhaps , we lost track of the developmental plan of the Niger Delta region,” he observed .

Akpabio, however , lauded the acting Managing of the NDDC and members of the Interim Management Committee for doing a good job in delivering the new office complex , which he described as “a good story for the NDDC .”

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