Ovie Omo-Agege, former deputy senate president, says the
narrative of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) must change for the
Omo-Agege spoke when he received Chiedu Ebie and Monday
Igbuya, who are members of the board of the commission recently appointed by
President Bola Tinubu.
Ebie was appointed as the chairman of the NDDC board while
Igbuya represents Delta state in the commission.
In a statement by Sunny Areh, his media adviser, Omo-Agege
urged them to execute projects that would add value to the lives of the people
of the region.
He said the president’s choice of Ebie and Igbuya as Delta’s
representatives on the NDDC board was well-deserved.
“President Bola Tinubu wants you to execute visible projects
that will add value to the lives of the people of the Niger Delta,” Omo-Agege
“The narrative and perception of the NDDC must change to
that of an agency that truly meets the need of the Niger Delta region.”
Omo-Agege said the NDDC has had a history of failed and
uncompleted projects and the perception that the commission has been unable to
optimally meet the expectations of the Niger Delta people.
“Now, that story and perception must change and I am
confident it will change for the better with the two of you there,” he said.
“Tinubu wants a change in the performance and perception of
“Your track records as a commissioner and secretary to the
state government speak for themselves.”
Omo-Agege lauded Tinubu for reconstituting the NDDC board,
saying the president “hunted for the men that can change the trajectory of the
He charged the duo to bring “their digital brain” to change
the way projects are initiated and executed, and to work as a team to achieve