Rivers Community Donates Land To Agency


The land donated by Okporowo –Ogbakiri community in Rivers State to the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority (NDBDA), to be  part of  efforts to the development of the area.
The Assistant Secretary and Special Adviser to the community’s council of Chiefs, Chief  Isaac Nyema said this while announcing the donation of land to the agency during a courtesy visit recently in Port Harcourt.
The royal council’s assistant scribe who spoke on behalf of the Paramount Ruler, HRH (Eze) Emmanuel Emesiobi, said that the land runs into several hectares and should be used for agricultural purposes.  Nyema pointed out that the donation should also attract government’s attention as well community’s council of Chiefs create jobs for the youth of the community.
He was of the view that the community’s decision was targeted at its quest to contribute to agricultural development of the country.
Also speaking, the Managing Director of the commission, Engr Tonye David-West, reassured the community of its promise to make judicious use of the land.
David-West, who spoke via a representative, Engr Austen Pabor, maintained that the agency would continue to push, until the issue of food security becomes a reality. Earlier, the newly elected executive of the commission’s staff cooperative society have been charged to discharge their duties in line with the operation of the agency.
The 10-man executive has Mr Taylor Harry as president, while Barr Alex Aniemeke is to serve as secretary, among others.
The Tide was told that the executive was inaugurated by Mr Charles Nwabuike on behalf of the state coordinator of cooperative.