By Emma Amaize
The Host Communities of Nigeria HOSCON, yesterday, demanded return of the Niger Delta Development Commission , NDDC, back to the Presidency from the Ministry of Niger Delta without further delay.
HOSCON, led by Dr Mike Emuh, in a statement, claimed the Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was desperate to hijack the oil interventionist agency judging by his recent actions.
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Quoting Emuh, the National Director of Media and Publicity, HOSCON, Okakuro Monday Whiskey, said:
“We are saddened by the current activities of the Niger Delta Minister Chief Godswill Akpabio, who is clandestinely trying all his best to hijack the regional developmental agency, the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC.”
‘HOSCON sees the intention of Chief Akpabio as anti-Niger Delta and a dangerous antics capable of igniting fresh crisis in the oil/gas rich region of Nigeria.”
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‘We demand with total equivocation that the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC be urgently returned to the Presidency as its control from the Ministry of the Niger Delta will not only be counter productive, but give some selfish political grandiators undue advantage and cause unnecessary tension.”
“HOSCON believes that the ongoing drama in the Niger Delta ministry is nothing but a well designed orchestrated plot to hijack the proposed forensic audit ordered by Mr.
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