Uncompleted NDDC projects dot Niger Delta

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on July 12, 2000, signed the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Act in an attempt to mitigate the socio-economic challenges of the region.

The commission was mandated to facilitate rapid, even, and sustainable development of the region to propel economic prosperity, social stability, ecological regeneration, and political peace. In fact, its sole mandate is to develop the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria, but has it lived up to its mandate? Our correspondents look around states of the region and convey the people’s feelings.

Tongues are wagging over recent inquiries into the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) which have prompted a Senate ad-hoc committee probe of alleged mismanagement of funds in the commission with a demand that the Interim Management Committee (IMC) refund all paid to staff of the commission which were deemed “unjustifiable.”

The senate panel also recommended that the commission should now report directly to President Muhammadu Buhari, even as it urged that the president dissolve the IMC and set up a board for the commission.

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