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Stakeholders’ engagement critical to Niger Delta region’s devt – NDDC 

Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, has asserted that the engagement of critical stakeholders of the Niger Delta region is a panacea to accelerated development of the oil-rich region.

Dr. Ogbuku stated this while addressing a world news conference in Port Harcourt over the weekend as a prelude to the upcoming Niger Delta stakeholders’ engagement summit, slated for 10-13 July, 2024 in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital. 

The NDDC boss equally said the engagement meeting will focus on issues  bordering on the development of and the way forward for the long neglected region by every successives administration . 

 Dr Ogbuku expressed the hoped that the Niger Delta stakeholders’ engagement summit will change the narrative of the Niger Delta region. 

 “It our sincere hope that the outcome of the NDDC stakeholders engagement summit will change the narrative of the Niger Delta region,” Dr. Ogbuku said. 

He highlighted the achievements of his administration in collaboration with the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Renewed Hoped Agenda, and explained that the event with the theme ” Renewed Hoped for Sustainable development,” will be declared open by President Tinubu while the President of the Senate, Godswill Obot Akpabio and all Niger Delta state governors will be the chief hosts.

Dr. Ogbuku, who used the opportunity to thank President Tinubu, Senator Akpabio for urgent passage of the 2024 NDDC budget, stressed that only registered youths in the region whose names are on the data-based of the commission will benefit from the project. 

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