The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday alleged that some of the projects initiated by the Niger Delta Development Commission for the region in the past years were not designed to succeed.
He claimed that the projects were deliberately meant to enrich some individuals.
According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Acting President spoke while receiving a delegation from Bayelsa State regarding the $3.6bn Brass Fertilizer and Petro-Chemical Company that is expected to come on stream soon.
The delegation which included executives of the company was led by the state governor, Seriake Dickson.
Osinbajo was quoted as lamenting that only 12% completion rate was recorded in several of the projects undertaken by the NDDC in the past years, while the rest were abandoned.
“Sometimes, projects are designed not to succeed, but just for some people to make money,” the Acting President was quoted as saying.
Osinbajo however said that the present administration was promoting a new way of thinking and engagement that will secure the development of the region and the entire country.
That new approach, which he restated as the New Vision, according to him involves an active and effective collaboration between the government, the private sector and the communities.
He said the approach would ensure that whatever projects started would be completed.
“The Buhari administration, this government is committed to finishing whatever we start. At the end of the day, we shall ensure that,” he said.