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N’Delta Will Benefit From Buhari’s Govt, Says Oshiomhole

Posted: Jul 8, 2015 at 7:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says the Niger Delta region will benefit immensely from the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking on Monday during the visit of the Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Bassey Ewa-Henshaw who led other members of the Board including the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NDDC, Mr Bassey Dan-Abia to his office, Oshiomhole said events of the past few years have shown that the friends of the Niger Delta are not necessarily from the region.

He said: “I am aware that the Board has initiated a number of projects and according to you, you have over a thousand of them totaling over a trillion naira. These are huge numbers. The expectations of the people of the Niger Delta are very high as they expect that the intervention agency would find resources to address their critical needs.”

“I also know that the Board has been afflicted by critical Nigerian disease namely: clarity of ideas; the need to take extra-ordinary measures.”

“The law is specifically clear as to how NDDC should be funded and all that is expected is that the Federal Ministry of Finance or to be more specific, the Federal Government ought to ensure that the law they had passed and signed which are in operation are enforced to the letter so that they in turn can compel the Board to ensure that the fund is judiciously expended.”