Sunday, 10 September 2017

Dialogue and Constructive Engagement is the Way to Go - EDP, Adjogbe.

Executive Director Projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Engr Samuel Adjogbe FNSE, over the weekend, urged all Niger Deltans and Nigerians at large, on the need for peaceful coexistence amongst all ethnic groups.

Adjogbe made this remark in Ughelli, Delta state during a courtesy call by Women of the All Progessives Congress, APC Delta State Chapter.

Stressing on peaceful coexistence as a prerequisite for positive development, the Executive Director - Projects stated that: "For there to be development in the first place, the area sought to be developed must first be peaceful. Attaining sustainable development would be a far cry because under such tense condition, little or no attention can even be paid to details required for durable project delivery." 

Speaking on behalf of the women present, Mrs Ijitama Iwaka, Leader of the women group, commended the NDDC on her several interventionist roles within the Niger delta region, especially on the ongoing Eleme and Mbiama Emergency Road Projects as in other parts of the Niger delta region.

'The Ugbuwangwe Link Road is also one of such numerous interventions that has alleviated the hardship of residents within the Warri axis.' she added. 

Leader of the group further appealed to the NDDC for more women oriented empowerment programmes and schemes.

EDP who affirmed that in furtherance of the NDDC's 4R Initiative, more of such programmes and schemes were underway but beneficiaries must meet up with set conditions and requirements for any of such programmes. 

On a final note, Adjogbe seized the opportunity to call on all mothers of the Niger delta region and the country at large, to advise the teeming youths of the region to shun violence and restiveness as such acts only occasions economic stagnation, under development, loss of lives and properties.

"Dialogue and Constructive Engagement is the only positive way to go." He concluded.


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