…MD sees more impact on lives
The top leadership of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has expressed worry that negative impressions and notions about the Commission have persisted despite efforts to change the narrative.
Samuel Ogbuku, managing director, conveyed this and outlined more ways to win the trust and confidence of the people of the oil-producing region.
This, he said, would include creating a flow of prosperity from the Commission to the masses.
Ogbuku spoke at a thanksgiving service by the staff of the Commission.
He lamented that over the years, people had wrong impressions about the NDDC, in spite of its efforts to drive the process of development of Nigeria’s oil-rich region. He assured that the current Board of the Commission was determined to reverse the wrong perception.
“Let’s learn to love one another, because with love and unity we can do more for the people of the Niger Delta region,” he appealed.
In his exhortation, Remi Odebode, a pastor from the Redeemed Christian Church of God, enjoined the NDDC staff to be thankful to God in every situation and commended the members of Commission’s Christian fellowship for their steadfastness in praising God.
Ogbuku urged the management and staff of the Commission to pray that the development and prosperity of the Niger Delta region continues to flow from the interventionist agency.
He enjoined the staff to imbibe the culture of thanksgiving to attract more blessings from God, noting that the Almighty Father had been faithful and merciful to the NDDC and thus deserved to be praised to pave way for a more prosperous new year.
Ogbuku declared: “We must give glory to God for making us who we are. I am elated that we have sustained the annual thanksgiving service because we have many things that we need to be thankful to God.”
The NDDC boss appreciated both staff and management for taking out time to pray together for the progress of the Commission, stating: “We are planting God in NDDC premises. In furtherance to this, our directorate for Utility, Infrastructural Development and Waterways (UIDW) will design a place of worship to be incorporated into our headquarters complex.”
Also speaking, Udoma Sunday, fellowship’s resident pastor, observed that God had answered the prayers of the staff by bringing a new Board and a CEO he said are humane and eager to make a difference in the Niger Delta region.
He said that Niger Deltans must continually praise and glorify God for blessing them with abundant natural resources.
The ‘Annual Thanksgiving Service’ was organised by the NDDC Christian Fellowship at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.