Group urges Buhari to fulfil his promise, inaugurate NDDC board


A civil advocacy motion, Niger Delta Progressive Network (NDPN) has joined the quite a few calls by stakeholders on President Muhammadu Buhari to honour his phrases and inaugurate the Niger Delta Development fee (NDDC) board that was screened and confirmed by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the fifth of November, 2019.

Disclosing this in an announcement signed by its National Chairman, Kaniye Amakiri and National Secretary, Asuquo Inyang, on behalf of the group, they reminded Mr. President that on the twenty fourth of June 2021, whereas receiving the management of Ijaw National Congress (INC), he promised in very clear phrases that he would inaugurate the already screened and confirmed board of the NDDC on conclusion and receipt of the report of the Forensic Auditors.

Recall that the umbrella physique of the Ijaw nation, worldwide, Ijaw National Congress (INC) not too long ago additionally cautioned that “any further delay in the inauguration of the NDDC board is a clear betrayal of trust and display of State insensitivity on ljaw nation and Niger Delta region.”


The INC name adopted the promise of President Buhari on the twenty fourth day of June 2021, whereas receiving the Ijaw National Congress on the State House in Abuja, whereby President Buhari mentioned that the NDDC Board can be inaugurated as quickly because the forensic audit report is submitted and accepted.


The President mentioned: ‘‘Based on the mismanagement that had beforehand bedeviled the NDDC, a forensic audit was arrange and the result’s anticipated by the top of July, 2021. I need to guarantee you that as quickly because the forensic audit report is submitted and accepted, the NDDC Board will likely be inaugurated.”


The group reminded President Buhari that the Federal Government additionally reiterated its place to inaugurate the Senate-confirmed Board instantly after the conclusion of the forensic audit through the inaugural ceremony of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC in 2019.

Niger Delta Progressive Network subsequently urged President Buhari to reside as much as this promise and inaugurate the board with out additional delay now that the Forensic Audit has been concluded and thereby put to disgrace those that are unsure of his sincerity and dedication to maintain to his phrases

Said the group, “Finally, we wish to remind Mr. President that with the receipt of the report of the forensic audit, inaugurating the board will mark a new beginning not only for the commission but also for the people of the Niger Delta.”

NDPN additionally said that it aligns its members with the calls, calls for and peaceable agitations of youths, women and men, political and conventional leaders and civil society organisations within the Niger Delta that the inauguration of the NDDC Board will promote and maintain peace, fairness and equity, transparency and accountability, good governance and fast growth and transformation of the Niger Delta Region, and douse the strain of militancy in addition to curtail the menace of insecurity within the area.

NDPN famous that whereas the North East Development Commission (NEDC) has been allowed to operate with its duly constituted Board in place in keeping with its NEDC Act thereby guaranteeing correct Corporate Governance, accountability, checks and balances and truthful illustration of its Constituent states, the NDDC then again has been run arbitrarily within the final 2 years by Interim committees/sole administrator in breach of the NDDC Act even after President Buhari had appointed a Board for the NDDC which was duly confirmed by the Nigerian Senate on November 5, 2019, however was requested to be on standby for inauguration after the forensic audit.


The group subsequently urged the President to now adjust to the NDDC Act and fulfill his promise by inaugurating the Governing Board of the Commission to make sure accountability, checks and balances, probity and equitable illustration of the 9 constituent states of the Niger Delta Region.




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Group urges Buhari to fulfil his promise, inaugurate NDDC board

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