By Jonathan Ugbal
The Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba says there is need for Cross Riverians to close ranks and stop fighting proxy wars as this is the best opportunity to develop the state.
“Let me use this opportunity for me to tell penchants of division, those whose only business is to gather petitions among leaders that, in Cross River there will soon be out of business” Ndoma said over the weekend while attending an event organized in honor of the Minister for Niger Delta affairs; Usani Usani.
“I go on social media and I see all sorts of manufactured divisions. I want to tell us something, like my Governor (Ben Ayade earlier) said, we have never had it this good in Cross River State.
“We have the Minister for Niger Delta, we have the Chairman of the NDDC, we have the Chief of Naval Staff, we have the Chief Justice of Nigeria, we have the SA Prosecution to the government and we have the Head of Civil Service.
“But, when it comes to the responsibility for the Niger Delta, he (President Muhammadu Buhari) has given the historic responsibility to three Cross Riverians, the Minister, the Chairman and the Chief of Naval Staff and all of them are not only Cross Riverians but from one senatorial district.
“We will not lose the historic significance of this coincidence, it is our best opportunity to develop the Niger Delta and I want to urge Cross Riverians and Nigerians that rather than imagine divisions, there should encourage and in fact make it compulsory, for all of us to work together to urgently develop the Niger Delta” said the leader of the Seventh Senate.
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