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NDDC: Group wants board inaugurated but warns against Uyo meeting

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The Community Development Communities of Niger Delta Oil and Gas Producing Areas (CDCNDOAGPA) has urged the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Obong Umana Okon Umana, to shelve the 5th meeting of the National Council of Niger Delta (NCND), organized by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and NDDC, which is scheduled to begin in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Monday, September 12, 2022.

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According to the chairman, Board of Trustees of CDCNDOAGPA, Joseph Ambakederimo, the Minister should rather concentrate his efforts to ensure the inauguration of a substantive board of NDDC to enable them to “take office and reposition the commission to meet its set mandate for the people of the region.”

The group further cautioned that “the relative peace we presently enjoy in the region is about to be compromised, therefore we call on the organizers of this charade called meeting of the National council on Niger Delta to put it off.”

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Ambakederimo urged the Minister to take all necessary steps “as soon as possible to ensure the corporate governance structure is allowed to function. Anything short of this shall be met with stiff resistance from our people who are already being mobilized for any action necessary for a positive change in the commission.

“The interim management contrivance should not be allowed to continue in office a day more than necessary. This illegality has drawn out for too long.”

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CDCNDOAGPA also wondered “what the NCND gathering for five days is meant to achieve for the region under a skewed, uninspiring and corrupt leadership as presently composed to run the affairs of an institution as serious as the NDDC except the leadership does not understand what they are superintending.”

According to the group, since the creation of the National Council on Niger Delta (NCND), it hasn’t seen anything that has been done differently in the region.

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“To whose benefit is this council we do not know, and what they have achieved so far remains to be seen?. The National Council on Niger Delta with no clear mandate is a scheme used to squander scarce resources that would otherwise be used for the development of the region that is crying for attention,” it added.

Ambakederimo tasked the membership of NCND and asked if the Council is “comfortable with the happenings in the NDDC as it is today? Have they not heard of the financial hemorrhage that has occurred in the last three years of this interim sole administrator management? The stealing that is going on has blighted the period covered by the forensic audit.

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“Member-states are being shortchanged, the commission has been run from peoples’ bedrooms at their whims and caprices for this period of time. Does the council not know that the Act that sets up the NDDC has no provision for interim management? Yet they have agreed to gather for five days to discuss what? This jamboree must stop.”

According to the group, “this conference to our mind should be called off immediately because it is not meaningful at this time, it is wastage and uncalled for. What is paramount and should be agitating the mind of the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs should be the inauguration of the substantive board to enable us have a true corporate governance structure and not all of these diversionary tactics to further perpetuate illegality with impunity.”

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CDCNDOAGPA reminded the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs that “some of us that stood for him to ensure he is brought in to bring succour to our people are beginning to get dissatisfied with his attitude of non-compliance with extant laws.

We call on our people to continuously resist the unbecoming attitude of interlopers and busybodies from within and without to allow the NDDC function properly to the benefit of all of us in the region.”

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Ambakederimo reiterated that “we have mentioned many times that there will be dire consequences if the inauguration of the substantive board is further delayed.

The relative peace we presently enjoy in the region is about to be compromised, therefore we call on the organizers of this charade called meeting of the National council on Niger Delta to put it off and concentrate on getting the board inaugurated to take office and reposition the commission to meet its set mandate for the people of the region.

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This is not too much to ask for the people we represent. We have sensitized our people enough for them to take action.”

The group also queried “the talk of the release of a white paper on the forensic Audit before the substantive board is inaugurated as unacceptable to the people.

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In order words this comes across to us as an unending interim system that some persons have come to embrace, and going further if we may ask, who is afraid of a substantive board for the NDDC anyway.

Is the Honourable Minister comfortable with what he has inherited in a flawed system that he cannot prevail on the President to change course taking the plight of the people into consideration?”

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The Community Development Communities of Niger Delta Oil and Gas Producing Areas (CDCNDOAGPA), therefore, demanded for “an NDDC that will work for everyone and not a few. We want an NDDC that is free of all encumbrances, scandals and baggage.

This should be everyone’s expectation and not this macabre dance they put out every now and then. Inauguration of the Board is what should be paramount at this time and this should be the focus and nothing else.

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We therefore call on the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Obong Umana Okon Umana to confer with the President and do the needful by ensuring the inauguration of the Board of NDDC, as soon as possible.”

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“I Admire Your Eloquence, Calmness,” Emir Of Kano To Obi

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The Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has declared that he admired the eloquence, calmness, humility of the standard bearer of the Labour Party, (LP) Mr Gregory Peter Obi.

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The Monarch stated these when the presidential candidate paid him a courtesy visit in his palace on Friday.

Said he “Iadmire your eloquence, calmness, humility, respect for culture, and fear of God.”

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A statement by the spokesman of the Thirdforce Dr Yunusa iTanko added that Obi visited the revered monarch as he arrived Kano to sympathize with the Kano Flood Victims as well as Beirut Road Collapsed Building.

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party the statement further stressed used the occasion of the visit to brief the Emir of his desire to serve Nigeria as the next president come 2023.

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The former Anambra State Governor, who said he had been exposed to various areas of governance for years, noted that he was experienced enough to lead Nigeria.

“Though l am in the state for sympathy visit, l deem it appropriate to make the Palace my first point of call to pay you Royal Homeage and to formally infor.m of my intention to run for president in the forthcoming election.”

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Mr Peter Obi furthet explained that he was also in the Palace to sympathize with him as a Royal Father for the twinntragedy that befell the state penultimate weeks.

The Emir who nited that the country was blessed with abundant resources but wondered why there were suffering, poverty and crimes, said he believed Obi was eminently qualified for the position as he did it as Anambra State Governor wished wished Peter Obi well in the pursuit of his ambition.

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Peter Obi was in company of Kano State Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party Engineer Bashir Ishaq Bashir, his running mate Dr. Datti Yusuf Baba Ahmed , Dr Yunusa Tanko and State Chairman of Labour Party Mall Raji in his entourage.

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2023: Obi Visits Emir of Kano, restated his Desire to Lead Nigeria+photos

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The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party Mr. Peter Gregory Obi on Friday visited the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero where he reiterated his desire to serve Nigeria.

Obi visited the revered monarch as he arrives Kano to sympathize with the Kano Flood Victims as well as Beirut Road Collapsed Building.

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The former Anambra State Governor, who said he has been exposed to various areas of governance for years, noted that he is experienced to lead Nigeria.


While he told the Emir he is in the state for sympathy visit, Obi said he deemed it appropriate to make the Palace his first point of call.

The visit to the palace, Peter Obi explained, is to pay Royal Homage to the revered Emir and also to formally inform him of his intention to run for president in the coming election and also to sympathize with him as a Royal Father for the twinntragedy that befalled the state penultimate weeks.

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On his part, the Emir of Kano expressed his happiness for the visit and said he admires Peter Obi’s eloquence, calmness, humility, respect for culture, and fear of God. He also thanked him for having respect for culture.


The Emir who said the country is blessed with resources but wondered why there’s suffering and poverty and crime, said he believed Obi is eminently qualified for the position as he did it as Anambra State Governor where he wished Peter Obi well in the pursuit of his ambition.

Peter Obi was in company of Kano State Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party Engr. Bashir Ishaq Bashir, his running mate Dr. Datti Yusuf Baba Ahmed , Dr Yunusa Tanko and State Chairman of Labour Mall Raji in his entourage.

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2023: Newly wed couple join Obidients in Abuja one million man march+video

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Newly wedded couple on Saturday join the Obidients one million man march in Abuja trending video emerges online.

Naijablitznews.com reports no one seems to be left out as depicted in this video showing the newly married couple marching for LP presidential candidate Peter Obi.

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