The Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, has said the commission is undertaking an ambitious project of lighting up Niger Delta communities with solar-powered streetlights.
He said more regional and legacy projects would be executed by the current board of the NDDC.
Ogbuku spoke during a visit by members of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt.
“We will undertake more legacy and regional projects. We have embarked on an elaborate project to light up Niger Delta with solar-powered street lights, as part of the measures to reduce criminality in our communities,” he said.
Ogbuku in a statement signed by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Pius Ughakpoteni, said the commission was working in line with the policy of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, which emphasised stakeholders’ engagements in the development process.
He said it was important to involve stakeholders in driving the sustainable development of the Niger Delta.
Said he: “We all face the same challenges in the region, this means we must work together to address the challenges, regardless of our ethnic background. Challenges such as underdevelopment and ecological problems confront all of us.”
Ogbuku said the history of the Niger Delta struggle would not be complete without indexing the contributions of the Ogoni people.
“Your contributions cannot be forgotten. More importantly, we are going to support all ethnic nationalities because we are working for all ‘Niger Deltans’.