NDDC State Director Ene Okpo Ene-Ita Retires After 35 Years of Service

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…Acting Director Koko-Ete Obot Assumes Leadership at NDDC Cross River State

In a significant transition at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ene Okpo Ene-Ita bids farewell to his 35-year-long career with the commission. Formerly the State Director in Cross River, Ene-Ita officially retired, passing the baton to Acting Director Koko-Ete Obot.

The formal handover ceremony took place on Tuesday in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, at the NDDC Cross River secretariat located on Murtala Mohammed Highway by the CICC Roundabout. Ene-Ita concluded his service by handing over to the newly appointed Acting State Director, Koko-Ete Obot.

Addressing the occasion, Ene-Ita shared, “Today marks the day I will be signing out as the director of NDDC Cross River state office and also your reception day into NDDC as the state representative. So I will use this opportunity at once to do my handing over to my successor acting director Koko-Ete Obot.”

Expressing gratitude for the years of service, Ene-Ita reflected on the journey, stating, “We came into this office in 2010 and we are still tenants of this property. By God’s grace with your efforts, we should be able to have a permanent place that is owned by us in the shortest of time.”

In his acceptance speech, Acting Director Koko-Ete Obot acknowledged the significance of the transition and expressed commitment to effective office management. He thanked the outgoing director for his dedication and urged him to continue sharing his wealth of experience with the larger society.

Obot reassured the staff of a new era marked by collaboration and inclusivity, stating, “To all members of staff, starting from the smallest to the highest, this is a new era. Therefore, we will work together. I want to assure you that I will operate an open door policy, where everyone will be carried along in all decision making.”

Ene Ene-Ita (R), Orok Duke (M) and Koko-Ete Obot (L) on Tuesday at the NDDC Cross River office in Calabar

As the NDDC undergoes this leadership transition, the focus remains on ensuring continuity and effectiveness in serving the community. The retirement of Ene Okpo Ene-Ita marks the end of an era, while Acting Director Koko-Ete Obot steps into the responsibility with a commitment to uphold the commission’s mission.