Mr Chibuzor Ugwuoha, the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has appealed to stakeholders to support the implementation of the Niger Delta master plan.
Ugwuoha made the appeal in Port Harcourt on Thursday, while inaugurating a 16-man management committee for the Niger Delta Regional Partners for Sustainable Development (PSD).
It is noted that PSD is provided for in the NDDC regional master plan to identify priority projects for execution in the region.
Represented by Mrs Henrietta Ogan, the NDDC Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Ugwuoha said that partnership among stakeholders would make for faster development of the region.
He also said, “With the pedigree of the committee members, I am confident that the vision of the Niger Delta Regional Development Master Plan will be achieved.”
Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers, represented by Dr Godknows Tam-George, his Special Assistant on NDDC, in his contribution said that the inauguration of the PSD committee was long overdue. He said that stakeholders had been longing for the committee, as it would make for proper implementation of the NDDC regional master plan.
“We are ready, as a state, to make PSD succeed. All what is required is for the members to show zeal in carrying out their task,” Amaechi said.
The committee membership is drawn from the nine states in the Niger Delta region, as well as some principal staff of NDDC.