NDDC distributes N10m worth of rice to 196 wards in Cross River

Prince Orok Otu Duke during the distribution of rice in Calabar, Southern Senatorial District


The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has commenced the distribution of N10 million worth of rice across the 196 political wards in Cross River State.

Flagging off the distribution exercise in Calabar, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC, Prince Orok Otu Duke, said in the past twenty two years, the regional agency has been distributing rice to the various states in Niger Delta region excluding Cross River.

Prince Orok, who is a former Deputy Speaker of the Cross River House of Assembly commended the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio for ensuring that the rice reaches the youth and women in the state.

According to him, “for over twenty two years, the distribution has not been done widely, we commend the minister of Niger Delta, he insisted that we should touch as many youths as possible”.

He disclosed that the exercise last year was very successful and this year will be more better.

On the contentious Electoral Act clause removal by the Senate, the former law maker appeal to the National Assembly to also include the provision of Independent candidate in the bill.

‘” The only thing missing in the Electoral Act is the provision of Independent candidates because a lots of people don’t want direct primaries because they don’t want to meet with the people”


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