Newly nominated chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr Pius Odubu, has said that the new board, when constituted, would adopt a needs assessment approach to select projects to execute in the region.
Dr. Odubu said the new board would live above board and ensure quality work in the Niger Delta region.
Odubu spoke to journalists after attending the thanksgiving service of the 70th birthday of Mrs Roseline Edaghuase Imariagbe, mother of former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon Samson Osagie.
According to Odubu “The God that started it will finish it. We intend to have a vibrant NDDC. One that will prioritise the needs of the people. We are going to adopt the NEEDS assessment.
“That is we will go to the various communities to ask them their needs and we are not going to be forcing projects down their throats. We are going to take the Oshiomhole template to NDDC that is we will go on daily inspection and ensure that we get value for money. Accountability will be the word, we are going to turn the region around.
“Look at the calibre of people going there. They are men of impeccable character, people that you can say they are not hungry, people that you will say are not in need, they are not in need of money, people that are content in life already. It remains therefore for us to go and work. To do our best so that we will make sure we continue to bless this land and to do our best and join President Muhammadu Buhari in taking the Niger Delta to the Next Level”.