Some Ex-Niger Delta militants, under the auspices of the Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, have called on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to embark on people-oriented projects in the region. They urged the Chairman of the commission, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, to see through his promises and embark on projects that would bring about the long-awaited development in the region, especially the oil-producing areas.
The LPCDI, which boasts of about 90 per cent of ex-agitators in Phase 1 of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, in a press statement by its Secretary, Mr. Wainwei, commended Ndoma-Egba’s interface with the relevant stakeholders.
The group said, ”The interface with the stakeholders of the region is a step in the
right direction for the people. But beyond that, such meetings should be backed with actions.
”We wish to reiterate here that we would not hesitate to go against anyone in the commission without the interest of the Niger Delta people at heart.
The NDDC is for the development of the people and the Niger Delta region and not for personal gains.”
The LPCDI also called on the Federal Government to appoint indigenes from the oil-producing areas, into various positions in the commission.
The group further advised other members of the board of the NDDC to follow the footsteps of the Chairman and stop seeing the NDDC as a means to enrich their personal ambitions.
”We also call on the commission to engage and empower the office of the Special Adviser on Youth Affairs to make easy outreach of the LPCDI and various youth groups”.
Source: Channels TV