President Muhammadu Buhari has stated the Federal Government’s commitment to reposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) and the Presidential Amnesty Programme for effective service delivery in the region.
The President stated this while declaring open the 4th meeting of the National Council on Niger Delta in Port Harcourt.
Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, noted that the Niger Delta region had suffered so much deprivation and thus needed a new deal.
“We are committed to changing the fortunes of the region to give the people a new lease of life,” stating that “the government was addressing the challenges of under-development and insecurity in the region,” he was quoted as saying via a statement issued on Friday by NDDC’s spokesman.
Akpabio assured that the east/west road which has been a major challenge to road users would be completed between the end of 2021 and March 2022.
The 4th meeting of the National Council on Niger Delta attracted State governments, development agencies, traditional rulers, women and youths of the Niger Delta region.