Obaseki vows to mobilize NDDC governors for the refund of the commission’s money
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, Thursday vowed to mobilise support of other Governors in the Niger Delta region to demand for the refund of the financial malfeasance in the Board.
Obaseki, who made the vow during a campaign visit to the palace of Elawure of Usen, Oba Oluagbo II in Ovia South-West local government also vowed for the return of the abandoned Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) projects back to the States.
The governor also declared his support for the Presidential probe panel on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
“We are working with the Presidency to clean up NDDC so that all the projects which they claimed that they have undertaken in Edo State, we will ask them to handover all these projects to us and push that in order to stop the massive corruption the Commission is now witnessing which the State Governments in oil producing Areas are now complaining about that it doesn’t happen again.
“We are going to push NDDC very hard and ensure that they handover the project to the NDDC States within the shortest possible time”, he said.
He promised to reconstruct the Elawure Grammar School and support local security in the area as well as bridge the infrastructural gap in the locality arising from decades of abandonment towards creating better life for rural dwellers.
Earlier in a remark, the Elawure of Usen, Oba Oluagbo II, lauded the governor for touching every segment of the economy.
The traditional ruler who endorsed the governor for a second term in office pledged the donation of a vast farmland for palm fruits cultivation.