Minister, Ministry of Niger Delta Development (MNDD), Abubakar Momoh has called for collaboration with Internarional Oil Companies (IOCs) for the development of Niger Delta.
Momoh said President Bola Tinubu is proposing new strategies designed by the  management of the ministry aimed at promoting greater synergy for enhanced overall development of the region.

The minister in statement said the collaboration “has become imperative due to the short-falls in the ministry’s finances, a situation that has made it practically impossible for it to effectively discharge its assigned mandate in the region.

“This initiative for support from stakeholders like you is very important, for the current relative peace and security in the region to be improved upon, if government policies projects and programmes, for the wellbeing of the people must be seamlessly implemented, while a conducive environment for investments and business in the region is also created”.

Momoh said the ministry has made considerable in-roads in terms of the development of infrastructure and human capacity development in the region. He highlighted other high impact programmes that are targeted areas such as in the aspects of peace and security, training and empowerment of youth and women, establishment of host community trust fund, gas flaring, oil theft and bunkering menace, upscale in corporate social responsibility and strategic implementation work plan.

In his opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary, MNDD, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, urged IOC’s and stakeholders to approach the gathering with utmost sense of purpose and open-mindedness, with the aim of adding value to the lives of the people in the Niger Delta region.

Present at the collaborative meeting where representatives of NDDC, Seplat-Energy, Total Energies, Chevron, Oando, SPDC, NAOC, PAN OCEAN and NNPC

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