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FG Releases List Of 2,506 Projects Completed Under Buhari

 

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has released a list showing that it has completed 2,506 projects across the nine states within its jurisdiction under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration from 2015 till 2022.


It was gathered that the publication given the projects had silenced critics, who hitherto were fond of branding the commission as a failure.


The publication, The Nation also learnt, was part of the new transparent and accountable leadership initiated by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Umana Okon Umana, and the new Acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Emmanuel Audu-Ohwavborua.


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NDDC’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Dr. Ibitoye Abosede, explained that the publication was in response to an increasing demand for accountability by members of the public.


He said: “The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is aware of an increasing need to be seen to be more accountable to the public and to conduct our affairs in a more transparent manner.


“Entrenching the tenets of Accountability and Transparency in our activities forms a part of the thrust of the new leadership supervised by the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Obong Umana Okon Umana.


“The purpose of this publication is to give the communities where the project is located the opportunity to verify and confirm that the listed projects were actually completed.”


Abosede urged the public to go through the list to help the commission hold the contractors to account, where they failed to deliver according to expectation.


He said: “We want to reassure Niger Delta stakeholders that we will continue to be accountable and transparent to the public in the conduct of our affairs.


“In addition to the project listed in this publication, the NDDC website (www NDDC.gov.ng) has a project database, which contains a comprehensive list of all the projects of the commission from inception in 2001 till date.”

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