Niger Delta Minister, Umana, Says Action Being Taken To Constitute NDDC Board

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Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, has disclosed that actions were being taken to constitute the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

The NDDC is currently being run by a Sole Administrator contrary to the Act establishing the Commission.

Umana, who briefed journalists on Tuesday at Abuja, said his leadership would reposition the NDDC to deliver on its core mandate of driving the socio-economic development of the region.

The Minister directed that a list of all completed projects in the NDDC awaiting payments should be published for public scrutiny, stressing that the Ministry would prioritise project execution and payments that deliver up the most impact for the country.

He directed that further award of contracts on water hyacinths in the Niger Delta should be suspended while all such ongoing projects should be reviewed.

Umana said the review of the NDDC Forensic Audit Report was being concluded, adding that he was committed to the implementation of its recommendations.

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