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Minister calls for synergy to tackle challenges in Niger Delta

30 September 2014, 21:30

Port Harcourt - Dr Steve Oru, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has called for synergy between the ministry and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to develop the region.

Oru made the call on Tuesday when he visited the headquarters of the NDDC in Port Harcourt.

The minister urged the commission to key into the Niger Delta Action Plan developed by the ministry last year to tackle the development challenges of the region.

Also read: Niger Delta Commission addresses funding shortfalls

Oru said the Action plan would remove duplication of projects by the ministry and the commission.

"You may be aware that the ministry in collaboration with development partners unveiled the Niger Delta Action Plan in 2013.

“It is a document designed to fast track the development of the Niger Delta region and eliminates duplication of projects thereby minimising waste of limited resources.

“We will want you to key into this vision.

“We must not be seen working at cross purposes. We must share ideas and experiences on ways to tackle issues and implementation of our programmes.

Oru urged the management and board of the commission to ensure that they had a fruitful tenure while serving the people.

Mr Basil Dan-Abia, the Managing Director of the Commission, said that the commission would look at areas to partner the Ministry to develop the region.

Abia said that the commission was determined to develop the region.

“We will look at areas we can partner with your ministry to avoid duplication. We will be collaborating with you," he said.

 - NAN


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