President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the Newly Completed 13 Floor Twin Tower Ultra Modern Headquarters Building of the Niger Delta Development Commission ,NDDC, in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.
The President presided over the commissioning ceremony virtually from the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja.
Buhari during the ceremony, commended the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, for ensuring that the project is completed.
The President recalled that the land where the building is constructed was hitherto acquired by the Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission (OMPADEC) in 1996 for the same purpose but was later abandoned.
He said, “I reassigned the supervision of the NDDC to the Hon. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs for administrative efficiency. The second was the appointment of Forensic Auditors to review the operations of the Commission from inception to 2019 and to ensure that the appropriations made to the NDDC are commensurate with what is on the ground,’’ he said.
“I, therefore, use this opportunity to commend the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, for providing the required leadership that saw to the completion of this edifice.
In his remark, Akpabio said the completion of the building signals the President’s commitment to the development of the Niger Delta Region.
“You will be remembered by this gesture, and generations will never forget you,’’ the minister said.
The Minister also urged stakeholders and other residents of the region to support Buhari’s administration for more projects