The president directed that there should be a better coordination
among security and investigating agencies with the National Assembly
to ensure that the administration’s effort to bring sanity, transparency and accountability to the management of the large amount of resources dedicated to development of the Niger Delta sub-region is not derailed.
In his reaction to the unfolding drama, which include attacks and
counter attacks between and around persons, institutions, and the
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), President Buhari in a
statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu expressed his strong
determination to get to the root of the problem undermining the
development of the Niger Delta and its peoples in spite of enormous
national resources voted year after year for this singular purpose.
According to the directive, auditing firms and investigative agencies
working in collaboration with National Assembly Committees to resolve
the challenges in the NDDC must initiate actions in a time-bound
manner and duly inform the Presidency of the actions being taken.
The President also directed timely sharing of information and
knowledge in a way to speedily assist the administration to diagnose
what had gone wrong in the past and what needs to be done to make
corrections in order to return the NDDC to its original mandate of
making life better for people in Niger Delta.
President Buhari said the administration wants to bring about “rapid,
even and sustainable development to the region.”
The President gave firm assurance that his administration would put in
place a transparent and accountable governance framework, not only in
the NDDC but in all other institutions of government.