C/River benefits from NDDC largesse 25 years after

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Cross River has just started benefiting from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Christmas largesse twenty-five years after it was instituted for the nine states of the Niger Delta region NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

This disclosure was made by Rt. Hon. (Otuekong) Orok Otu Duke in Calabar the state capital on Tuesday and Monday.

Rt. Hon. Duke who is responsible for the distribution of the largesse from the NDDC in Cross River observed that, ‘It’s been on for about 25 years now. It’s just unfortunate that for over 22 years it’s not been so widely distributed like it is been done, at least, within the last 2 years.

‘All thanks to the Honourable Minister for Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, because he insisted that it should touch as many youth as possible. When you say this largesse is for youth, there need to make that distinction between what amnesty is… Here they misconstrue the idea of amnesty and the normal largesse meant for the youth of the state’.

Duke insisted that the largesse should go round to all categories of youth.

Beginning from Tuesday the distribution will followed a sequence of Tuesday for EXCO structure, then on Wednesday saw the distribution to Odukpani, Akamkpa, Biase, and Akpabuyo, followed by specialised groups, youth and women groups. ‘As more bags come in, the distribution will proceed to other senatorial districts like Cross River Central’, he explained.