July 15, 2024

NDRBDA boss Amgbare solicits senators’ support

NDRBDA boss Amgbare solicits senators’ support

Nathan Tamarapreye, Yenagoa

The Managing Director, Niger Delta River Basin River Basin Development Authority (NDRBDA) Prince Ebitimi Amgbare, has sought the support of Senators from the region towards development.

A statement by Mr Isaac Ombe, Special Assistant on Media to Amgbare noted that he made the call when he paid a courtesy visit to the Senators representing the two catchment areas of the Authority in Delta state.

The senators represent 18 LGAs of the catchment areas of the Authority’s mandate.   Sen Ede Dafinone, representing Delta Central Senatorial District and Senator Joel Onowakpo Thomas, Representing Delta South Senatorial District.

Amgbare during the visit solicited support of the duo to actualise the mandate of the Authority aimed at improving the living standards of the people within the catchment areas.

“I am here to solicit your support, to improve the living standards of our people within the catchment area.

“We solicit your support, to help us actualise our mandate,” he said.

During the visit, the discussions centred around the critical need to alleviate and elevate the livelihoods of the indigenes in the Niger Delta area.

Amgbare emphasised the importance of strategic collaboration between the NDRBDA and the senators to address these concerns effectively.

He lamented that the Niger Delta, known for its vast natural resources and significant contributions to Nigeria’s economy, faces numerous challenges, including environmental degradation, unemployment, and underdevelopment.

Highlighting several key areas where immediate intervention could significantly impact the lives of the indigenes, the NDRBDA boss said Environmental Restoration and Protection, Agricultural Development, Infrastructure Improvement, Youth Empowerment and Skill Development, and Community Involvement in decision-making processes to ensure that projects are tailored to their specific needs and have long-term sustainability.

The Niger Delta, he said, has suffered extensive environmental damage due to oil exploration and other industrial activities and proposed joint efforts to clean up polluted areas, restore ecosystems, and implement sustainable environmental practices.

He noted that with collaborative efforts in the above areas, “There is hope for a better future for the indigenes of Delta South and Central, ultimately leading to a more prosperous Niger Delta region.”

Responding, the two senators expressed their commitment to working closely with the NDRBDA and other stakeholders to implement these initiatives.

They acknowledged the vital role of the Niger Delta in the national economy and the need to prioritise the welfare of its people.

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