The immediate past Commissioner from Ondo State on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Hon. Gbenga Edema, has expressed delight at the recent appointment of Hon. Otito Atikase as the representative of the state on the board of the NDDC.
Edema, who himself served diligently on the NDDC board, commended President Bola Tinubu for his choice in selecting a deserving candidate to represent Ondo State.
Edema emphasised the importance of party loyalty and the significance of rewarding individuals who have shown unwavering commitment to the APC’s principles and objectives.
In his congratulatory statement, Edema, who was also the immediate past chairman of the Ondo State Oil-producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC), stated, “I heartily congratulate Hon. Otito Atikase on his appointment as the Ondo State representative on the board of the NDDC.
“This appointment is a testament to his dedication, hard work, and loyalty to our great party, the All Progressives Congress. Hon. Atikase has consistently showcased his commitment to the development and progress of Ondo State, and this appointment is a well-deserved recognition of his efforts.”
Edema further highlighted the crucial role of the NDDC in the development of the Niger Delta region, expressing his confidence in Atikase’s ability to contribute significantly to the commission’s agenda.
He stated, “The Niger Delta Development Commission plays a pivotal role in addressing the socio-economic challenges faced by the people of the Niger Delta region. I have no doubt that Hon. Atikase will bring his wealth of experience, leadership skills, and passion for development to bear in advancing the commission’s mandate, particularly as it involves the mandate areas of Ondo State.”
Edema, a former lawmaker, further stressed that “as a former commissioner on the NDDC board myself, I understand the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The Niger Delta region is in need of sustainable development and effective governance, and I have no doubt that your expertise and leadership skills will contribute significantly to the advancement of the region.
“Your appointment comes with great responsibility, and I am confident that you will use your position to improve the lives of the people in the mandate areas of Ondo State and the Niger Delta region and contribute to the overall development of our great nation.
“Once again, congratulations on this well-deserved appointment. I wish you every success in your new role, and I am confident that you will make a positive impact.”