The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has lauded the Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, for engaging major stakeholders to enlist their collaboration in addressing the challenges of developing the Niger Delta region.
The Governor gave the commendation while receiving a delegation of the Commission’s directors led by the Interim Administrator, Mr Efiong Akwa, to pay him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Uyo.
Governor Emmanuel urged the NDDC to continue with its inclusive approach to development, noting that the Commission would achieve more by working in partnership with all the stakeholders.
He noted: “There is nothing as good as sitting down to discuss issues. We are not enemies and we should be partners in progress.”
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Akwa as the Interim Administrator of the NDDC with the recommendation of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
He said further: “We also want to inform Mr. President that we have capable hands that can serve as the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, since we produce 36.1 per cent of the oil and gas reserves in Nigeria. We have the human resources to do a lot more things for the country.”
Barr. Effiong Akwa