The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has urged stakeholders to partner with the commission on its roadmap and framework for sustainable regional development in the region.
The NDDC Managing Director, Nsima Ekere, made the appeal on Wednesday in an interview with reporters in Akure, Ondo State.
Ekere explained that it had become necessary for the NDDC to partner with major stakeholders on development projects that would improve the living conditions of people in the region.
According to him, NDDC is looking forward to the synergy that will be unleashed through teamwork, collaboration and sustainable partnership in an atmosphere of peace and security.
He said, “The NDDC board and management have spent the last one year conceptualising and strategizing on a roadmap and framework for sustainable regional development.
“Now, we are stepping out of the room armed with ideas and we are ready to run.
“We need the partnership and collaboration of all stakeholders to make these happen.
“As an intervention agency, our role is to resolve the developmental challenges of the region and support the development ambitions of the states by working together as partners.
“Because this is our home and our region, we have no other place to go.”
Ekere said it was imperative for the NDDC and stakeholders to come together to build a region capable of fulfilling the collective aspirations that would open a new frontier of growth in the region.