…..thanks President Buhari for constituting substantive board of NDDC
…..calls for collaboration for overall development of Niger Delta region
“First, I like to congratulate you and your board on your appointment as the Managing Director and members of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC).
As you are aware, as governors, we have taken this battle to the President for a substantive board, particularly, immediately after we have been inaugurated as an Advisory Board of the NDDC. We do not understand how we can be advising an interim board whose lifetime we can never guess, so, for us, it is a prayer that has been answered. We want to appreciate Mr. President for listening to the cries of the people of the Niger Delta who have persistently requested for the substantive board of the NDDC.
There is nobody who is an island, therefore, we need to collaborate for the overall development of our region and the states where we hold sway. And so, my dear brother and friend, without you even asking for support, I lend my support to you and the board of the NDDC.
Whatever offices we are holding today are temporary, it is the legacies that we leave behind that will speak for us, and so, beyond the offices, is your legacy in NDDC and my legacy as a governor, and we collaborated for the overall development of the different segments of our society.
Take it for granted that you have me as your brother and friend.
You know you have a lot of abandoned projects in Bayelsa State, and I’m sure you are doing a lot about it, and knowing who you are, I also believe that you have the capacity to lead the NDDC to greater heights to the admiration of people of the Niger Delta.”
… Senator Douye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State speaking when he received the new Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku and the management team in Government House, Yenagoa.