Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, has thanked the Senate for passing the NDDC 2023 budget.
In a statement released on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, Dr. Ogbuku said that the budget which amounts to N876 billion is a significant milestone in developing the Niger Delta region which will enable the NDDC to continue providing critical infrastructure and services to the region.
“We are grateful to the Senate for their support and commitment to developing the Niger Delta region. The passage of this budget will enable us to continue providing critical infrastructure and services to the region’s people,” Dr. Ogbuku said.
While pledging to ensure that the funds allocated in the budget are used judiciously and by due process, the MD said NDDC would work tirelessly to ensure that its projects are completed having the required standard and on time.
“We are committed to ensuring that every kobo allocated in this budget is used for its intended purpose. We will work tirelessly to ensure that our projects are completed on time and to the highest standards,” Dr. Ogbuku said.
Dr. Ogbuku also called on all stakeholders in the Niger Delta region to support the NDDC in its efforts to develop the region. He said that the NDDC needed help to do it and needed the support and cooperation of all stakeholders in the region if it was to achieve its goals. He said that together, they could build a better future for their people.
“We cannot do this alone. We need the support and cooperation of all stakeholders in the Niger Delta region to achieve our goals. Together, we can build a better future for our people,” Dr. Ogbuku said.
The Senate had earlier stood down consideration of the budget and requested further information and clarification on the financial activities of the NDDC for 2021 and 2022 budget estimates.
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