I inherited dysfunctional Commission— NDDC MD tells Reps committee

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By Abdul Seye

Samuel Ogbuku, the managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has described the administrative structure he inherited at the commission as “dysfunctional” and had to be fixed before the agency can move ahead.
He spoke at the budget defence session before the House of Representatives Committee on NDDC on Thursday.

Ogbuku in December replaced Emmanuel Audu-Ohwavborua, who was the acting MD.
“On resumption of office, we know that the task was very huge. We met a lot of dysfunctional situations in the commission. As management and the board, [we] try to correct a few of them, especially the internal administration reorganisation. We have done most of that,” he said.

He added: “We thought that it was our responsibility to pick up from where we met the situation of the commission by improving on the successes of our predecessors and also correcting their mistakes.”

Ogbuku also defended the commission’s consolidated budgets for 2021, 2022 and 2023.

According to him NDDC’s budgets for 2021, 2022 and 2023 were N485.7 billion, N928.2 billion and N876 billion respectively.

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