NDDC reiterates commitment to new development road map

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has reiterated commitment to charting a new development roadmap for the region.

NDDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director, Chief Samuel Ogbuku, disclosed this in his Easter message to the people of the region on Saturday in Yenagoa.

He urged residents of the region to use the period to reflect on their collective responsibilities in fast-tracking the development of Nigeria’s oil-rich region.

Ogbuku said everyone in the region need to come together to embrace the power to initiate a fresh beginning and a brighter future for all.

“Let us put aside our differences and focus on transforming our region.

“The current NDDC board remains firmly committed to driving the development process to ensure sustainable growth and progress.

“The people of Niger Delta should be assured that the region will overcome its challenges and emerge stronger.

“I thank all stakeholders in the Niger Delta region for the peace we have continued to enjoy and pray that we maintain it as that will guarantee the sustainable development of our various communities and our region,” he said.

He noted that Easter symbolised hope and renewal, being a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the power that gives a new beginning.

According to him, it is a time to reflect on the sacrifices that Christ made for mankind and the new life that his Resurrection represents.

“The sacrifice of Jesus Christ for humanity is an enduring lesson for leaders and all Nigerians to yield to selflessness and compassion in our pursuit of a united, peaceful and prosperous nation.

“The Niger Delta region has faced many challenges in recent years, from insecurity and economic instability to communal disputes.

“However, just as Christ rose from the dead and brought new life to the world; we too can rise above our challenges,” Ogbuku said.

Ogbuku also extended greetings to the Muslim faithful on the ongoing Ramadan, urging Christians and Muslims to use the two occasions to pray for peace of the country.

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