Iwere People’s Congress (IPC) has kicked against plans to transfer supervision of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from the Presidency to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
The Itsekiri group, in a statement by its spokesman, Prince Francis Fari, said the proposition, as indicated by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, would not align with laws establishing NDDC.
“The ministers of the Niger Delta Godswill Akpabio and Festus Keyamo (SAN) have made statements with regards to their supervisory control of the…NDDC
“They have stated …plans to subsume the commission’s operations under the Ministry of Niger Delta… This will also make the commission answerable to the ministry … as against the Presidency as originally intended.
“We…will like to clarify that subsuming the NDDC under the Ministry of the Niger Delta will be going against the letter of the Act …
“However, it is also trite to state that NDDC is older than the ministry …we do not think it is right to place the commission under the control of the ministry …Niger Delta people will prefer the…commission …the way it is.