Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor, has told the Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr. Efiong Akwa, to avoid playing politics with the development of the Niger Delta region.

The governor said this when he hosted the NDDC Interim Administrator, Mr Efiong Akwa accompanied by directors of the commission at the government house in Port Harcourt.

Wike advocated for an NDDC that would effectively support the states of the Niger Delta region in their development efforts, lamenting that this had not been the case in the past.

“If you partner us, we will support you. If you continue with the way you have started, the governors of the Niger Delta will support you but don’t play politics with the development of the Niger Delta,” the governor said.

He advised the interim administrator to visit all the governors of states in the region, urging him to work in the interest of Niger Delta people by embarking on regional projects in partnership with state governments.

Wike said “NDDC does not belong to any ethnic group in the Niger Delta region. Those who are seeing themselves as the owners of NDDC are mistaken. They leave their states and come to Rivers State to block NDDC gates.”

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