The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has commenced an assessment of the project needs of various communities in the Niger Delta with a view to ensuring that only projects and services that met the needs of the people were provided.
Managing Director of the commission, Mr. Chibuzor Ugwoha, disclosed this when officials of Rivers State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners paid him a courtesy call at the NDDC corporateÂ headquarters in Port Harcourt.
He said the exercise was in line with the commissionâ€™s determined efforts to embark on projects that impact directly on the lives of the people, adding that â€œby so doing, we willÂ be realizingÂ President Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™s dream of a new Niger Delta where people can live in an environment that is friendly.â€
Mr. Ugwoha challenged the town planners to be part of the success story of the new Niger Delta by offering their expertise advice at the planning stage of every service delivery.
According to him, the Niger Delta Regional Development Master Plan is also due for review. He urged the town planners to analyze it and make contributions.