The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has assured to use the opportunity of the Third Annual Convention/lecture of the Delta Online Publishers Forum, DOPF, to review the Commission’s role in building a new face for the Niger Delta Region.
According to a Statement by the Chairman of the DOPF 2021 Convention Planning Committee, Dcn Chijioke Williams Ugbolue and Secretary, Mr. Miracle Enuji, the Interim Administrator/Chief Executive Office of NDDC, Mr. Effiong Akwa will be leading officials of the Commission to the Convention with the theme; “Niger Delta Economy: Building A New Face For The Region.
The Statement said that the NDDC will be speaking on the theme of the Convention, taking it from the view point of the interventionist Agency.
“It is a golden avenue for the NDDC, under the leadership of an Interim Administrator, to give details on what the Commission has been doing to ensure a new face for the Niger Delta region that is anchored on an economy devoid of oil and gas.
“The platform will also afford NDDC the opportunity to explain what they have been doing after the forensic audit of the Commission,” the organisers stated.
The event which will be Chaired by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, will have the immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan as the Guest Speaker.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State will grace the occasion as the Special Guest of Honour.
The event, which comes up on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at the Banquet Hall and Conference Centre of Orchid Hotels, Asaba, will commence at 11am, and have the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo- Agege, as the Guest of Honour.
Critical Stakeholders in the region, representatives of the various ethnic Nationalities, as well as the general public, have been invited to grace the lecture, that will have Annkio Briggs, Prof Patrick Muoboghare, Dr. Ignatius Nwanze Ezoem and Comrade Sheriff Mulade have been selected as panel of discussants for the Lecture’s plenary.
Also, the Convention will witness the Induction of Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo (Tompolo), into the DOPF Niger Delta Media Hall of Fame and the presentation of DOPF Media Awards of Excellence to deserving individuals, corporate Organizations and State Governments.