The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has called for a re-organization of the agency to assured that it delivers on its mandates to the Niger Delta people.
The Committee Chairman, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, said the committee would continue to provide necessary legislative support to ensure physical and developmental growth of the Niger Delta region.
In a statement issued on Monday to assess the commission’s performance on projects, Tunji-Ojo said the Committee, NDDC management and other stakeholders were working out ways of resolving issues of abandoned projects in the commission.
He said the review and implementation of the Niger Delta Master Plan was overdue, saying, it was important for stakeholders to review and show greater commitment to the master plan for its effective implementation.
The lawmaker also canvassed comprehensive amendment of the NDDC Act to rework its activities, adding: “I suggest that only a sub-section of the NDDC Act should be amended to avoid public queries and make the exercise to meet global best practices and ensure effectiveness in service delivery.”
Sole Administrator of NDDC, Effiong Okon Akwa, backed the committee’s position that only contractors with capacity should be engaged to execute contracts for the interventionist agency.