Gov Ben Ayade of Cross River has stressed the importance of collaboration between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the different levels of government in the development of the Niger Delta region.
Ayade said this on Thursday in Calabar when members of the Board and Management of NDDC paid him a courtesy visit in Calabar.According to Ayade, Cross River deserved sympathy because it was disadvantaged among the Niger Delta states.
He explained that the state was the most disadvantaged among NDDC states in the area of infrastructural projects.“We are not competitors. We are partners in progress and as such, all the states in the Niger Delta and the NDDC must work in harmony’’, he said.
The governor appealed to NDDC to support the state government in the development of its signature projects, the Bakassi Deep Sea port and the Super Highway.
Earlier, the Chairman of the NDDC board, Victor Ndoma-Egba, told the governor…