By Chris Ochayi
ABUJA—The Federal Government has promised to expedite action on the dualiastion of the East-West Road and other developmental projects ongoing in the Niger Delta.
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, who disclosed this in Abuja, assured people of the region that the current administration was committed to the transformation, especially, in the area of infrastructural development.
He said President Goodluck Jonathan was determined to see that after his tenure, the people of Niger Delta will beat their chests and say, indeed, government came, promised and delivered.
He said: “I think so far, I can say that we are on track, and will deliver to the people of Niger Delta and Nigerians in general.
“Mr. President has also approved a Council on Niger Delta, which will formally meet soon for the first time to discuss how far we have gone, where we are now and where we should be. We have also developed a framework where stakeholders would come together to put their resources in one basket to see what we can do.
“The essence is to ensure that projects are not duplicated, resources are managed well and United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, is acting on behalf of the donor agencies and other bodies that are interested in developing the Niger Delta. That frame work is ready and will be presented to the Council of Niger Delta.”