Kalu Laments Poor Developmental Interventions In Abia As Oil-producing State



Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, has rated below average the developmental interventions in Abia as an oil-producing State under the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Kalu expressed the view when a delegation of the Ukwa People’s Consultative Council (UPCC) led by its Leader, Sir Don Ubani, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Wednesday.

Ukwa is the oil-producing area of Abia State.

A statement by the chief press secretary (CPS) to the Deputy Speaker, Levinus Nwabughiogu, a copy of which was sent to LEADERSHIP, said the delegation in their presentation decried infrastructural decay and environmental degradation as a result of oil exploration in the area, adding that NDDC had not met the expectations of the people.

Responding, the Deputy Speaker in his remarks commended the people for taking a peaceful approach to ameliorate their plight.

He said: “I totally agree with you that, what we have in Abia, as an oil producing state…

Source: Leadership Newspaper