Agency of Nigerian Government NDDC Harps on Collaboration, Renewed Hope Agenda As Minister Inaugurates Board

The Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, an agency established with the sole mandate of developing the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria, Mr. Chinedu Ebie, has stressed the need for collaboration with all stakeholders in driving the Renewed Hope Agenda of the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for Nigeria and the Niger Delta region in particular.

Speaking during the inauguration of the NDDC Board at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Niger Delta Development in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, Mr. Ebie said that the Commission would achieve more when there is collaboration and harmony in the development process.


He stated: “To maintain focus on our development efforts, the Board will honour and collaborate with critical stakeholders in the region. We will execute legacy projects based on detailed needs assessment. Furthermore, we will seek strategic collaborations and partnerships with opinion leaders, community leaders, professionals and development partners to leverage constructive and attainable outlooks.


The NDDC Chairman remarked that effective communication with key stakeholders was paramount in the discharge of the Commission’s duties, noting that it would foster trust, restore transparency and promote accountability.


Ebie affirmed: “The Board will stand on the pedestal of Mr. President’s Renewed Hope mantra. We will look back at the vision and history of NDDC’s 23-year existential journey, aligning it with current realities and the objectives of the current administration.


“In tandem with the Presidency, National Assembly and Ministry of Niger Delta Development, we will take coordinated steps to come up with plans that will systematically guide our actions and efforts in actualizing our mandate.

“We earnestly seek the support and goodwill of stakeholders and people of the Niger Delta Region to enable us usher in a new era of vitality, hope, peace and sustainable development for the region.”


Speaking while inaugurating the Board, the Minister of Niger Delta Development, Engr. Abubakar Momoh, advised the new NDDC Board to focus on performance. He challenged the Board to change the narratives around the Commission. 
He explained that the current administration has a template to measure performance and any board that failed to measure up would be shown the way out. 

He said: “It is necessary for you to know that this administration is quite different from others because they are going to be a lot of supervision and monitoring in order for us to deliver Myself as a Minister and the Permanent Secretary signed performance bond, with Mr. President with deliverables that are associated with the eight presidential priorities.” 

He told they board members that they would be made to sign performance bond just like the Ministers during a proposed retreat for NDDC board members and management team. “I want this to be behind your mind so that as you start your work, you know exactly what is expected from you,” Momoh said.

On the need to change the negative perspective about the Commission, Momoh said, ” We are all aware that over time, there have been a lot of complaints about NDDC. I want to appeal that this time around, we need to change the narratives.

Momoh also challenged the board on the need to complete abandoned projects scattered across the nine states that make up the commission. 

The Minister advised the Board members and the Management to work in harmony to ensure that NDDC and the Niger Delta region was transformed.

The new board is as follows:

Mr. Chiedu Ebie (Chairman –Delta), Samuel Ogbuku (Managing Director/CEO –Bayelsa), Boma Iyaye (Executive Director; Finance and Admin. –Rivers), Victor Antai (Executive Director, Projects – Akwa-Ibom), Ifedayo Abegunde (Executive Director; Corporate Services – Ondo), and Dimaro Denyanbofa (state representative –Bayelsa).

Others are Abasi Nkono (state representative – Akwa Ibom), Monday Igbuya (state representative –Delta), Tony Okocha (state representative – Rivers), Patrick Aisowieren (state representative – Edo), Kyrian Uchegbu (state representative –Imo), Victor Kolade Akinjo (state representative –Ondo), Dimgba Eruba (state representative –Abia) and Asu Oku Okang (state representative –Cross River) are others.

The three zonal members of the board are Nick Wende (zonal representative, North-Central), Namdas Abdulrazak (zonal representative, North-East, and Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir (zonal representative, North-West).


Pius Ughakpoteni
Director, Corporate Affairs
November 16, 2023.



Name: Nep-Phil Limited (Media Communication & Advertising)

Contact: [email protected]

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. Binary News Network and this site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you are affiliated with this page and would like it removed please contact [email protected]


Julia Hair Member’s Day Is Coming From The 15th Sep to 16th Sep

Julia Hair, one of the leading brands in human hair products, has announced the coming of Julia Member’s Day from Sep 15th to Sep...

Wemade and SK Planet Enter Strategic Partnership to Drive Blockchain and Platform Business Growth

A partnership between Wemade’s blockchain business WEMIX and SK Planet’s OK Cashbag business To make mutual minority share purchases by creating a close relationship Wemade chairman...

Little River Band Scam

September 18, 2020US, 18th September 2020, ZEXPRWIRE, The Little River Band rose to prominence in the mid 70’s, the band was a supergroup made...

Medizaa: A Platform that Goes Beyond Buying Medical Equipment

London, UK, 24th March 2023, ZEXPRWIRE, Medizaa is a platform that offers more than just medical equipment. In addition to buying, customers can also rent...


September 16, 2020United States, September 16, 2020, ZEXPRWIRE , Jessica Contreras, CEO of Fuego Fino, a women-led alcohol importation and wholesale company which is valued...

World Blockchain Summit returns to Dubai with its 22nd edition at Atlantis The Palm under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Juma Ahmed Juma Al...

Dubai, UAE, Oct 4, 2022, ZEXPRWIRE, World Blockchain Summit (WBS), the largest global series of blockchain, crypto and web3 events, is coming back to...

GoSleep (ZZZ) to feature on Bitget Launchpad

VICTORIA, Seychelles, April 11, 2023, ZEXPRWIRE, The GoSleep (ZZZ) project is about to feature on Bitget Launchpad! Grab a share of the deposit pool...

CEO of Enquire AI, Cenk Sidar, Interviewed in Disrupt Magazine

Washington DC, US, 31st October 2022, ZEXPRWIRE, CEO of Enquire AI, Cenk Sidar, was interviewed in Disrupt Magazine where he discussed non-fungible tokens, web...