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MOSIEND Lauds Minister Over Approach To Solving Niger Delta’s Challenges

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The Movement for the Survival of the Izon Ethnic Nationality within the Niger Delta (MOSIEND) has lauded the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Umana Okon Umana, on what it referred to as his pragmatic method in the direction of fixing the challenges dealing with the area.

The group particularly thanked the Minister for personally visiting to ses the extent of injury executed by the ravaging flood state of affairs on the East-West Road and communities within the Niger Delta area.

Speaking with journalists in Port Harcourt on Friday, MOSIEND National Secretary, Ambassador Amain Winston Cotterel, famous that earlier than Umana got here on board, problems with uncertainty, apprehension and disaster of confidence loomed throughout the area due largely to the reckless administration of the executive route of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by his predecessor, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

Cotterel stated beneath Akpabio as Minister, the area witnessed undue delay within the structure of the NDDC board, monetary impropriety, non approval of 2021 and 2022 budgets, indiscriminate employment was quick main the area to a the brink of disaster.

He stated the ugly improvement made individuals of Niger Delta to attraction made to the federal government to take away Barrister Effiong Okon Akwa, as interim administrator of the interventionist company.

The MOSIEND scribe acknowledged that the previous Minister throw the area into poverty,which made the individuals to quick lose confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as each attraction to appropriate the anomaly appeared futile.

Cotterel stated: “We say ‘thank you’ Mr. President, for you noticed the necessity to draft in somebody competent and with confirmed monitor file and a great finisher to undertake the onerous activity and that, Obong Umana has been in a position to show.

“Today, the area is calm, the erstwhile Sole Administrator, a protege of the previous minister, who was a clog within the wheel of our progress has been disengaged.

“We are so glad to be told that Mr. President has transmitted record of nominees to be appointed as board members to the National Assembly and giving an approval to the Minister for the transmission of the 2021-2022 funds of the Commission.

Mr. President has authorised virtually each proposal and doc that Will convey accelerated improvement into the communities. We anticipate the minister to match phrases with motion whilst he has directed rapid response to flood sufferer.

“We commend Mr President for appointment Umana Okon Umana who is a quiet achiever to conclude the last phase of the administration. We are satisfied with his appointment and have the confidence that he will bring the dividend of democracy to bear. We urge every ethnic group to rally round the Minister and give him the right environment to operate.”

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