A Niger Delta activist, Miss Annkio Briggs, has said that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs have failed to achieve the essence for which they were established.
Briggs said in a statement yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, that the number of abandoned NDDC projects speaks of the failure of the commission.
The activist, who is President, Agape Birthrights Foundation and National Convener, Niger Delta Self Determination Movement, called on the Federal Government to pay money owed NDDC into a special intervention fund for the region, stressing that NDDC and the Ministry of Niger Delta had failed to justify billions of naira given to them for the development of the region.
“I moved a motion at the just-concluded national conference calling for the payment of all monies owed NDDC by the Federal Government, which motion succeeded in the affirmative.
“Whereas the said money is long overdue, it must not be paid directly to NDDC, but put in a special intervention fund to be created for the people.”