By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT—The new acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, assumed office yesterday, with an assurance that she will aggressively pursue the developmental programme of President Muhammadu Buhari for the region.
Mrs Semenitari, who gave the assurance at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, shortly after the erstwhile Managing Director, Mr Bassey Dan-Abia, handed over to her, said she had good knowledge of the challenges of the region, promising that she would make meaningful impact on the region.
“I have in-depth knowledge of what the commission ought to be doing in terms of development. I understand what our challenges are. It is now time for me to play my part. I have a responsibility to God and to President Buhari to ensure that his vision for the Niger Delta comes to pass.
“Because I am yet to get briefing from the directors, I cannot make a clear policy statement. But I will do what the President wants, which is the development of the region.“