Abuja- Following the recent appointments made by President Goodluck Jonathan of new members into the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, ex-militants in the third phase of the federal government amnesty programme had pledged their support to work with them.
The National Secretary, of the ex-agitators, Comr. Tam Odogwu, who spoke with Sweetcrude in Abuja, lauded President Jonathan for the appointments made and described members of the board as credible personalities who had distinguished themselves in their chosen fields of endeavour.
Odogwu said: “We are very happy with the appointments made by President Goodluck Jonathan of persons with proven integrity, credibility and selflessness. We see in them the commitment and seriousness to change the plight of Niger Deltans through their good office. We also congratulate them for their appointment.”
“These are persons who had distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour and have track records of positive achievements. They were carefully scrutinised and assessed before Mr. President made their appointments after the approval of the National Assembly.
“We also pledge our support to the new NDDC board members as far as they will improve the standard of ling of the people in the region. Therefore call on Niger Deltans, particularly youths in the region to cooperate with NDDC as they execute laudable projects in the region.
”We also enjoin members of the board to come up with programmes and projects that have direct bearing with the lives of the ordinary Niger Deltan. Also should endeavour to implement all policies meant for the betterment of the region in order to actualise the aspiration of Mr. President for the region’s development.”
Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan had charged new members of the board to ensure the completion of ongoing projects before awarding new contracts during their swearing in ceremony.