THE Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, yesterday, charged the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to live up to expectation by ensuring the development of the Niger Delta region.
Though the Oba noted that the commission had improved since the coming of the current administration under Dr. Christian Oboh, he stressed the need for the commission to do more in order to justify the reasons for its creation.
He spoke when the Edo State Commissioner on the board of NDDC, Mr. Henry Okhuarobo, paid him a congratulatory visit at the palace, on the occasion of his 34th coronation anniversary.
The Oba, who spoke through the Nobabor of Benin Kingdom, Chief Osemwengie Otegheken, said that NDDC should embark more in developmental projects in the region, tasking it to create employment opportunities for the youths of the region.
He said: “We were all happy when NDDC was created but people are worried that not much development had been achieved. Though we are seeing improvements, we need more so as to justify the reasons for its creation. We want development in the Niger Delta and we should get it through NDDC, which is saddled with that responsibility.”
Speaking earlier, Okhuarobo thanked the monarch for his continuous prayers and support and assured that Edo State would benefit from several projects, which had been lined up by the commission.