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Cleric tasks Buhari on N-Delta devt

By Onoja Innocent

BOMADI—The cleric in charge of the Bomadi Vicariate of the Catholic Church, Bishop Hyacinth Egbebo, has called on the president-elect, Gen. Muhamadu Buhari, to re-invigorate the three key instruments of development in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.

Bishop Egbebo, in his office in Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, said that Niger Deltans will sing hallelujah to God and praise Buhari if their expectations were met under his leadership.

He tasked Buhari to ensure that what he termed ‘Three Levels of Help’ to the Niger Delta area were reinforced. They include the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, the 13 percent Derivation Fund and the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

He noted that the three Federal Government interventionist tools were veritable means of speedily developing the region and urged Buhari to give appropriate attention to them.

The cleric maintained that the Niger Delta agenda had long been overdue, noting that it was unfortunate that President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration did not pay the needed attention to the plight of the region.


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