Niger Delta minister solicits support of stakeholders
THE new Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Stephen Oru, has solicited the support of all stakeholders in the bid to maintain peace in the oil-rich region.
He also charged workers to put in their best so as to achieve the ministry’s mandate of developing the region.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the ministry on Friday, Oru solicited the cooperation of all the staff in the efforts towards sustaining peace and development in the Niger Delta.
Until his appointment, Oru was the National Vice Chairman (South South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He noted that the peace of the region is paramount as it will also translate to the growth and development of the nation.
He said: “Let us work for the best as the ministry is all about looking after the welfare of the people of Niger Delta.”
He therefore asked for the cooperation of all the workers in the ministry in order to achieve its core mandate.
Earlier, Arch. Darius Ishiaku who had held forte as minister since the departure of the immediate past minister Godsday Orubebe, told the new minister that the ministry has gone far in most of its projects and programs for the region.
He noted that some of the shortcomings recorded were as a result of lack of funds.
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