The Indigenous Voice of Niger Delta, IVND, a socio-cultural group in the region, has tasked federal representatives and appointees to render selfless services to allow for the much-needed development in the region.
IVND, in a statement issued Wednesday at Bomadi, Delta state, signed by the chairman, Mr Para Ekiye, noted that it had become imperative to give the task considering the plight of underdevelopment in the region.
The statement reads: “the issue of development of the oil-rich Niger Delta has lingered for too long with no tangible infrastructural development since after the arms agitation over ten years ago.
“IVND is a socio-cultural organization with aims and objectives of calling attention of government to the much-awaited development in the Niger Delta and to encourage good governance.
“We are appealing to our federal representatives and political appointees to work harder to ensure the 2021 budget favours the region.
“We believe President Muhammadu Buhari is doing his best for the region and we want to assure our leaders at the national that we will give the needed support at the grassroots if the needful is done.
“The main concern of IVND is how even development will thrive in Niger Delta, and we urged our leaders at the centre to work together with state governors to achieve this aim”.