Leading NDDC into a New Dispensation


Just months into their appointment, the new Niger Delta Development Commission board is set to firmly position the commission on a path of equitable progress, writes Solomon Elusoji

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was created in 2000 to fast-track the Niger Delta region’s sustainable economic growth. But whether the commission has met its objectives remains a matter of debate. Some of its past leaders have been charged with corruption and embezzlement while there have been serial claims that the commission’s resources have been spent on political, rather than development purposes.

Earlier this year, erstwhile Managing Director of the NDDC, Nsima Ekere, resigned from his position to vie for Akwa Ibom’s state governorship seat in the just concluded general polls. In an acting capacity, Prof  Nelson Brambaifa emerged as his replacement. “When we started the race for appointment as Acting Managing Director of NDDC, I was the least qualified, because in Nigeria,…

Source: Thisday Newspaper