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Karo–Brown Commends National Assembly On Confirmation Of Onochie, Others For NDDC Board

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Karo–Brown Commends National Assembly On Confirmation Of Onochie, Others For NDDC Board

By ODEYA OGBETUO

The Chief Executive Officer of Deltaproject Energy Solutions Limited, Mr. Karo–Brown has commended the National Assembly for the confirmation of Ms. Lauretta Onochie as Chairman, Chief Dr. Samuel Ibukun as Managing Director and others into the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

Karo-Brown who made this commendation in Effurun, Delta State said that the list of nominees submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari was intended to enhance and ensure the activities and performance of NDDC to serve Niger Delta people better.

He pointed out that there is no provision in the NDDC Act that subjects the president to take order from anyone, not even from agitators or groups in whatever name or association before he can nominate and appoint a person into the NDDC Board.

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“The National Assembly has done the right thing by not delaying the confirmation of the Board members because the absence of the Board has put Niger Delta Region behind in terms of infrastructural development and soft-skills gap among our teaming youths. We need a board that will key into the Energy, soft-skills and infrastructure void in the Niger Delta Region since inception of NDDC Board.”

Karo-Brown affirmed that our teaming youths need a good paying job and with Lauretta Onochie and Chief Dr. Samuel Ibukun directing the affairs of NDDC in the next 4 years, adding that they will bring on board policies, programmes and projects that will set a standard for our youths to be self-employed through entrepreneurship, soft-skills technologies, working remotely from home and field with Fifth Generation Network (5G), laptops and phones.

Karo-Brown stated that what we need now is to cooperate with the newly confirmed members of the Board by the National Assembly and get the Board reconstituted, adding that it is the turn of Delta State to produce the chairman of the Board and put behind us the parochialism of promoting one’s personal interest against the general interest of Delta State.

He assured that Lauretta Onochie would bring her wealth of experience as social media experts into the Board of NDDC and bridge the institutional gap in Digital Entrepreneur.

Karo-Brown who is the SURE-PLUG mouthpiece of the emerging leaders in Africa stated that with the digital transformation initiative going on in the energy sector couple with the forensic audit of NDDC ordered by President Buhari, the new Board led by Lauretta Onochie as Chairman and Chief Dr. Samuel Ibukun as Managing Director have a lot of gaps to fill and load of work ahead of them in the next 4 years.

“With Lauretta Onochie as Chairman and Chief Dr. Samuel Ibukun as Managing Director of NDDC Board, we envisaged a new development era for the neglected Niger Delta region. We believe that two things which are always exploration and production will lead to the development of the region”.

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