The Chairman, Ijaw Youth Must Move Forward Comrade Navy T Stephen has tasked the National Assembly to hasten the passage of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) 2020 Budget so as to enable the Interim Management Committee of the Commission to pay contractors.
He made this known in a statement signed by him and made available to Affairs TV in Accra, Ghana where he had a meeting with Chief Peter S. Benson a Contractor who is the owner of NAVKING-SONS.COM NIG.LIMITED .
He explained that Chief Peter S. Benson said Emergency contracts has been awarded to his company since 2006, He was able to completed the Job with out getting any payment from the Commission, he collected loans from Banks to complete this jobs, this loans kept accumulating interests that has almost swallowed his profit from the contract.
“I want to use this your visit through the IJAW YOUTH MUST MOVE FORWARD (IYMMF) to appeal to the National Assembly for the passage of the 2020 budget for IMC to enable them pay contractors that has completed his/her contract jobs”, he said.
Benson noted that he believes in the Ijaw Youth Must Move Forward Vision for the Niger Delta Region and pleaded that as a NGO, the group should not allow the enemies of progress of the Niger Delta region to thwart the agenda of the group for the region.
The undisputable fact is that since NDDC creation, the YOUTHS and the contractors have being in Darkness, the Commission has not recorded any meaningful impact of payments in the lives of the contractors and youths. The payment style has been unstable. We say a very big thank you and look forward to your prompt action, he noted further.
While the leader of the group Comrade Navy T Stephen, said through the help of IMC the commission have achieved, PERMANENT NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, FORESTIC AUDIT , SO MANY CONTRACTORS ARE GOING BACK TO SITES , RECOVERY OF FUNDS and also CLOSE DASUKI GATE and which is a Landmark achievement that even substantive management record can’t undo or beating.
The leader also promise that Ijaw Youth Must Move Forward will not fail to draw the attention of Mr President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the National Assembly for the immediate passage of the 2020 NDDC budget to enable them pay the contractors, You can’t send someone to the farm without equipping them with the necessary tools.