Unemployment, pollution remains Niger Delta’s biggest challenge – NDRBDA MD

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Mr Tonye David-West, the Managing Director of Niger Delta River Basin Development Authority, on Friday said youth unemployment and environmental pollution were some of the challenges hindering the region’s economic development.

David-West, during a courtesy call on the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the challenges needed to be promptly surmounted.

“Pollution which is inherent in water, ecosystem and all other areas is a big issue which should be tackled immediately,’’ he said.

The Development Authority managing director however said the proposed Niger Delta Agriculture Endowment Fund, when operational, would help in addressing the myriad of problems facing the region.

“The basin authority is setting up a technical committee to spearhead the realisation of the project. There is the need for all…



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