NDDC: Economists fault Tompolo over ultimatum




By Chris Ochayi, ABUJA

The Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria, ICEN, has faulted Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka, Tompolo over a 7-day ultimatum on the constitution of the board for Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

South South Coordinator of ICEN, Mr. Friday Udoh, said in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja that demanding of substantive board for the Commission by without any cogent interment would retard achievements recorded at the NDDC in the recent times.

Mr. Udoh warned that any board cannot assist in defining the agency’s problem and subjecting it to chaotic start would amount to drawing back to status quo.

He, therefore, charged the supervising minister of NDDC, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswil  Obot  Akpabio,  to fast-track the constitution of the board.

Udoh noted that, “Though  Tompolo as a stakeholder is plausible, it was  unnecessary  yet immaterial  and impossible for any succession  program when already…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper