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Tinubu, Goodluck Jonathan, Akpabio to Headline Niger Delta Stakeholders Summit In Rivers

President Bola Tinubu, his wife, Remi, former President Goodluck Jonathan, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, business mogul, Tony Elumelu, are some of the high profiled personalities billed to attend the Niger Delta Stakeholders Summit in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The three days summit, which kicks off on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, is being organized by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and will also have in attendance governors of the nine states of the region.

With the theme, “Renewed Hope for Sustainable Development in the Niger Delta,” the summit aims to develop strategies for economic growth and development of the region, according to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku.

Ogbuku, who disclosed this in Port Harcourt, during a press conference, stated that Tinubu will be the special guest of honour, while former President Goodluck Jonathan would be chairman of the summit.

He stated that during the stakeholders’ summit, in the main programme, the chairman of the summit is going to be the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, the president is the special guest of honour, the president of the senate, being the highest political office holder in the region is the chief host

Ogbuku noted that stakeholders in the region had not come together for a long time to discuss pressing issues, and this will serve as an opportunity to do so and make informed decisions on the way forward.

“The summit will not just be a forum for a few individuals, but will involve major stakeholders, including members of the National Assembly, Ministers from the region, traditional rulers and the private sector experts to discuss the Niger Delta,” he added.

The NDDC helmsman stated that during the summit, the up to date achievements of the commission under the current leadership will be unveiled and the future plans with the administration’s lifetime.

The NDDC Chief Executive Officer noted that rather than working at cross purposes, the summit would help the development partners in the region to harmonise their activities.

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