The newly appointed Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Ibim Semenitari, on Tuesday stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to repositioning the oil-rich Niger Delta region.
Addressing newsmen upon arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Semenitari said Buhari has mandated those newly appointed into the commission to ensure its clean-up so as to be able to serve the people of the region effectively.
She pointed out that her appointment was a confirmation of Buhari’s commitment towards women participation in his government.
“My appointment is in keeping with President Buhari’s commitment to ensure that the Niger Delta is properly positioned and adequately taken care off.
“It is also in keeping with the President’s commitment to guarantee women’s participation in his government, but beyond that, it is a call to service.
“I have insisted all through my life that the Niger Delta deserves better and this is a chance to prove that the region will be all that God plans it to be,” she said.
Semenitari further promised to keep to the commitment of the President in developing the region.
Commending the women that thronged the airport to welcome her, she said: “I have always said that women lift women; my bosses all through my career, who have made me progress the most, have been women.”