NIGERIA: Bishop Challenges President-elect to Revive Development

BOMADI, MAY 15, 2015(CISA)- Bishop Hyacinth Egbebo, Vicar Apostolic of Bomadi has called on the president-elect, General Muhamadu Buhari to revive the three key instruments of development in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.

They include the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, the 13 percent Derivation Fund and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Speaking in his office in Bomadi, May 14, the prelate said that “Niger Deltans will sing hallelujah to God and praise Buhari if their expectations were met under his leadership.”

“The three Federal Government interventionist tools were veritable means of speedily developing the region and need to be given appropriate attention,” Nigeria’s Vanguard Newspaper quoted Bishop Egbebo as saying.

The cleric maintained that the Niger Delta agenda had long been overdue, noting that it was unfortunate that President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration did not pay the needed attention to the plight of the region.

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