We will not Allow NDDC Execute Projects in our Domain without Consulting with us - South-South Governors

The six Governors of the South-South geopolitical zone say they have resolved that they will no longer allow the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to execute any project (s) in any state of the region without it consulting State governments.
The governors expressed that the lack of consultation and cooperation between the interventionist agency and the state government's is infact partially responsible for the chaos that has bedeviled and derailed it from it's mandate.

Chairman of the South-South Governors forum and Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa stated this on Tuesday while addressing the Presidential delegation that  met with South South Leaders in Government House, Port Harcourt.

He said the governors are deeply concerned about the rot in the agency and blamed it's refusal of the intervention agency to forge and foster synergy with the state governments especially, on project location, development and execution.

"We have resolved and we, as the State governments will no longer allow NDDC to execute any project (s) in any state of the region without it consulting State governments. Frankly, enough is enough and we have a court judgment to back our position," Okowa said.

The governors further called for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the region's major seaports in Port Harcourt, Calabar, Warri.
In order to enhance the economic development of the South-South region.

In addition, they demanded that the two refineries in Port Harcourt and one in Warri that have continued to bleed the country's resources in the name of turn around maintenance, should be privatised. 

According to him: "Enough is enough. Let us now privatise them and in doing so however, allow the States and the region among others, considerable equity in the name of fairness and justice"..