Senator Representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District, Senator Seriake Dickson has challenge President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately constitute a new board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as stipulated by the Act establishing the Commission.
In that light Dickson also challenged the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio to hasten ongoing consultation on NDDC board
The senator commended President Buhari and the NDDC team for the commissioning of the new headquarters of the commission in Port Harcourt last week.
According to him, “What is left now is for the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs to consult stakeholders and guide the President correctly in constituting the NDDC board in accordance with the Act as soon as possible.
“While the ongoing forensic audit of the NDDC is being finalized, the President can send the names to the Senate for appropriate action. The Niger Delta people need a functional NDDC Board to begin to clear the mess in the commission.
“I call on the President to follow the NDDC Act in the composition of the expected board by which Bayelsa should have the Managing Director.” he appealed.