The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr Nsima Ekere, says the commission has concluded plans to delegate power to state offices to fast track development in the region.
Ekere said in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja that a policy shift to devolve more operational powers to NDDC state offices was ongoing.
Ekere made this disclosure when he paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Ruler of Eket, Edidem Etim Abia in Akwa Ibom State.
He said it was necessary to implement the policy for effective operations and projects monitoring.
“We want to have a situation where state offices do not need to run to Port Harcourt headquarters for everything they need,” he said.
Ekere who also congratulated the traditional ruler on his recent coronation said that his antecedents made him a suitable candidate for the throne.
“Your contributions to Eket, Akwa Ibom and Nigeria mark you out as a leader of the people.
“We are proud of your legacy and we will support you at NDDC,” he said.
Responding, Abia commended Ekere on his appointment as the Managing Director of the NDDC, adding that the appointment was a deserved one.
He, however, called for increased NDDC presence in Eket which he said was not impressive.