The All Progressives Congress (APC), has charged the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to focus on new areas that will ensure sustainable development in the region in the days beyond oil.
This is as chairman of NDDC, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, has appealed to militants in the Niger Delta region to stop destroying oil and gas facilities in the region.
APC national vice chairman, South-South zone, Ntufam Hilliard Eta, spoke yesterday when he led members of the party’s Zonal Working Committee to pay a courtesy visit to the board and management of the NDDC, at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt.
He suggested an emphasis on Information Communication Technology (ICT), as one of the sectors that would serve the region well when oil eventually takes the backstage.
The APC national vice chairman said, “perhaps it will help to impact on the unemployment time bomb that is everywhere today in Nigeria and more so in the Niger Delta. It will also be a worthy legacy to leave in the region when oil begins to dry up.”
Responding, chairman of the NDDC Governing Board, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, said that the visit of the APC leaders in the South-South was historic and timely, noting that the current board was the first under an APC government.