NDDC To Pay Contractors Soon, Says Ag. MD, Brambaifa.

Prof. Brambaifa, his wife.
In fulfillment of her statutory obligation as an interventionist agency, the Niger Delta Development, NDDC, has promised to commence soon, the payment of debts owed contractors of the agency.

This is the promise made by the Acting Managing Director of the developmental agency for the 9 oil rich states across the country, Prof. Nelson Brambaifa, who gave the assurance at a thanksgiving service on Sunday held in honour of his family at the Chapel of the Annunciation Catholic Chaplaincy at the University of Port Harcourt.

According to the Ag. MD, the new management of the commission was working tirelessly to deliver on its mandate within the shortest possible time, with an assurance that “The management is currently clearing debts of N10 million and below and we are hoping to increase it to N20 million soon for other contractors.

“Our aim he says is that contractors will stay in their house and get bank alerts. We don’t want them to be coming to NDDC headquarters, strolling all over the place.
Mr. Amadi (left), & Ag. MD, NDDC, Prof. Brambaifa.
“We will get to N20 million and above gradually. This is because the race of a thousand mile should start with a first step and we are at the first step,” he said.

Brambaifa said it would be impossible to drive development in the region if the people did not embrace peace and called on the people to be patient with the new management and give it time to deliver on its mandate.

“We are a new kid on the block, going by being one month in office. We know that a lot of work needs to be done to fulfill our mandate and so, “We urge you to remain calm because there cannot be development without peace. We are doing our best to maintain peace,” he said.
Prof. Brambaifa.

Speaking further, Prof. Ndowa Lale, Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, congratulated Brambaifa on his recent appointment as acting Managing Director of NDDC.

Lale said that the university was happy with the appointment of its two former students into key positions in the new NDDC management.

“I have told them that they should be light to UNIPORT, just like God said let there be light in the Bible,” he told Brambaifa.