A front line support group of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Government,
Buhari For Better Tomorrow Movement (BFBTM) has thrown it’s weight
behind the removal of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
from the Presidency to the Ministry of Niger Delta.
In a statement released to newsmen by the Deputy National Publicity
Secretary of the movement, Ms. Millicent Edwin, the group said the
removal was in order as it is in line with the ongoing re-organisation
and repositioning of Ministries Departments and Agencies of the
According to the group, the removal is both for the administrative
convenience of the commission as well as putting square peg agencies
and commissions in to square peg ministries.
The group however frowned at the attempt by two non governmental
organisations to drag the Federal Government to court over it’s
decision to reposition the commission for effective service delivery,
saying NDDC as an intervention agency of the Federal Government will
do better under a specialised ministry rather than remaining in the
The group therefore advised the two NGOs to rescind their decision in
the interest of the nation.
Ms. Millicent Edwin,
Deputy National Publicity Secretary,
Buhari For Better Tomorrow Movement