NDDC Intensifies Light Up Niger Delta Campaign To Check Criminality
The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, says it will intensify its efforts to light up communities across the nine states of the Niger Delta, with solar-powered street lights, as part of measures to fight criminality and maintain peace in the region.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, the NDDC Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, stressed the importance of the campaign, especially as it relates to security in Nigeria’s oil-rich region.
A statement signed by the NDDC Director of Corporate Affairs, Pius Ughakpoteni, said that the NDDC Chief Executive Officer expressed delight at the positive impact of the “Light Up the Niger Delta” campaign, which he observed had reduced criminality in the various communities and enhanced commercial activities in the areas.
He said: “We thought it was necessary to create the right environment for our people to live in peace by reducing criminal activities in our communities because most of these communities have become hideouts for criminals who operate under the cover of darkness.