Worgu Seeks Renaming Of NDDC To NDRDC
Former Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Barr. Worgu Boms has called for the amendment of the laws setting up the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to change the name of the commission.
Delivering a lecture at an event organized by a media advocacy group, Journalists for Sustainable Development in Nigeria held in Port Harcourt, Boms said the NDDC should be renamed Niger Delta Railway Development Commission (NDRDC).
He commended the NDDC for its efforts so far in the provision some infrastructures including awarding contracts for the cleaning of water hyacinth in the region but maintained that the revenue and resources approved and contributed by government and oil multinationals over the years are too huge when compared to its achievements.
Worgu opined that the commission be made to solely devote resources accruing to it wholly to the construction and provision of modem speedy railways for the people of the region.
According to the former Chief Law officer of the state, railway services connecting communities in Rivers State with others in the Niger Delta region would be a visible index measurement of development and a justification for spending of the humongous revenue from the region by the commission.
He added that such railways services upon completion could be commissioned and managed to yield revenue to the regions.
This he submitted will generate employment and ease the crises of transportation facing the inhabitants of the rural communities in the Niger Delta region.
Worgu whose lecture was titled; “Prayer, fasting, Vigils: Not Enough to Bring About Bloodless Rivers of Unity, Peace and Love,” called for more actions through handwork to complement the peoples avowed religious devotion.
“We are demanding that individuals and Rivers people should put their God given intellect into solving the human problems in the state. My advocacy is that we decide on the state of our dream and pursue that dream,” Worgu stated.
The former Attorney General the former Governor Chibuike administration, bemoaned the disappearance of many viable companies in the state occasioned by crime and violence in the state and called for concerted efforts to redeem the state criminality and violence arguing that it was the panacea to attract more investors to the state.