…The President reiterates that his administration is committed to the development of the Niger Delta
President Muhammadu Buhari on has reiterated his promise to combat all challenges facing the development of the Niger Delta region.
The President issued the statement on his Twitter handle on Thursday.
While reassuring the people of the Niger Delta and the entire country, Buhari urged the National Assembly and all governmental agencies to join him in addressing the cause of the problems bewildering the oil-rich region, though display of transparency and accountability.
“I am determined to get to the root of the problem undermining the development of the Niger Delta, in spite of the enormous national resources dedicated to this annually. This administration remains committed to bringing rapid, even and sustainable development to the region.
“In line with this, I have made it clear to the National Assembly and our investigating and law enforcement agencies to pursue better coordination in their work, so that the shared goal of ensuring sanity, transparency and accountability of dedicated funds can be achieved,” he said.
He also urged auditing organisations and investigative panels partnering with the National Assembly in order to address the problem-laden region through Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to urgently.
“All investigating agencies and auditing firms currently working collaboratively with National Assembly Committees to audit and reposition the NDDC must act with urgency and a sense of purpose, and ensure that I am kept informed of any and all actions being taken.”
While demonstrating the determination of the government to engender a transparent and accountable NDDC, he vowed to replicate the values in all governmental institutions.
“Our determination to entrench transparency and accountability applies not only to the NDDC, but also to all other institutions of the Federal Government. We will not relent,” he added.