- Niger Delta elders have recommended the executive director finance of the NDDC, Dr Chris Amadi, for a ministerial role
- The elders say appointing a personality like Dr Amadi would take the policies and programmes of the Buhari administration to the grassroots
- Their demand comes at a time many Nigerians have been calling on the president to consider appointing professionals into his government
A group, Niger Delta Elders For Good Governance has recommended the executive director finance of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr Chris Amadi, for a ministerial role in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The elders made the recommendation while congratulating Dr Amadi on his recent feat as a fellow of The Institute of Corporate Administration.
The elders say appointing a personality like Dr Amadi would take the policies and programmes of the Buhari administration to the grassroots.
The elders demand comes at a time many Nigerians have been calling on the president to consider appointing professionals into his government.
Dr Amadi who is a professional finance and development manager with over 17 years experience, holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship, an MSc. in Finance and Banking and a B.Sc. in Finance and Banking.
Speaking on behalf of the influential group on Tuesday, May 14, its leader, Elder Josiah Ekanem urged the NDDC chief to consider the recognition as a burden to do more for the people of Niger Delta and Nigerians in general.
His words: “We rejoice with Dr Chris Amadi for his recognition as fellow of The Institute of Corporate Administration.
“We the elders see it as a new beginning in the life of our great son; hard work and dedication has a destination and it is always success, Niger Deltans are happy and we pray for more to come.
“We also use this medium to appeal to President Buhari to consider more personalities like Dr Chris Amadi in his appointments as he mobilises for his second tenure.
“Doing that will take his policies and programmes to the grassroots as Dr Amadi represents people at the grassroots and also ever ready to contribute his own quota to the development of Nigeria.
“To our son Dr Chris Amadi, we appeal to him to consider this fellowship as a burden to do more and a direct way to take the message of good governance of President Buhari to the people of Niger Delta.
“Our own as elders is to continue to pray for him and work for peaceful coexistence in Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, the NDDC says it is consolidating its existing partnerships with universities in the United Kingdom to ensure that the commission gets more value for its human capital development programmes.
Speaking after a five-day working visit to some universities in the United Kingdom where NDDC scholars are undergoing post-graduate studies, acting managing director, Professor Nelson Brambaifa, said “it was important to find out the challenges scholars are facing in their various institutions in order to resolve them.’’
Professor Brambaifa said the visit afforded the team, including Dr Amadi, “the opportunity to explore the prospects of deepening the relationships with foreign institutions, to ensure we take advantage of other mutually beneficial programmes.”
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