25 August 2011
The Edo State NDDC Commissioner, Mr. Donald Igiede Omorodion who made the presentation to the beneficiaries in
, said the gesture is part of NDDC master plan for the oil producing communities in the country. Benin City
According to him, the commission will not relent to bring succour to the communities and he advised them to be patient as their needs would gradually be looked into with time.
He, therefore, advised members of the benefiting co-operative societies to put the boats and fishing gears into good use.
Receiving the boat and fishing gears on behalf of IIlushi Ekoro Fish farmers multi purpose Co-Operative Society, Prince Pius Unuwucholah thanked the NDDC for the boat and fishing gears.
According to him, this goes to show that the plight of the oil communities which were hitherto undermined is now being given attention by the government.
Among those who witnessed the presentation ceremony are Chief Godwin Ukori, Mr. Victor Ogbebor and Mr. Romanus Woghiren, the Personal Assistant and Special Adviser to the NDDC commissioner.