In a bid to ensure sustainable development projects in the region, the Niger Delta Development Commission and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gasi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to leverage shared aspirations and collaborate on diverse fronts.
At a brief signing ceremony at the NLNG’s Corporate Head Office, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NLNG, Dr Philip Mshelbila, and NDDC’s Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, signed the MoU in the presence of executives from both organisations.
The Director of Corporate Affairs at the NDDC, Pius Ughakpoteni, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Port Harcourt.
The statement said as part of the pact, the two organisations agreed to collaborate to empower communities in the region, promote local content and capacity development, and work with stakeholders along the value chain to deliver sustainable development projects effectively.
Mshelbila, in his remarks, stated that through the partnership with NDDC, the NLNG aspired to set a precedent for how such collaborations could drive positive change in the Niger Delta region.
He stated, “Today, we are proud to formalise our partnership with the NDDC, an organisation empowered to deliver development projects in this vital region of our nation.
“At Nigeria LNG, our journey has always been guided by a commitment to seek strategic partners in sustainable development. Our partnership with NDDC is evidence of this commitment.”
Continuing, he said, “We understand that our success is linked to the well-being and prosperity of the communities in which we operate. Therefore, investing in projects and initiatives that empower these communities, promote social inclusion, and foster economic growth is an ethical responsibility.”
In his remarks, NDDC’s Managing Director, Ogbuku, said the MoU heralded a new era of collaboration for the betterment of the Niger Delta region and the nation.
“The NDDC and the NLNG are poised to create a more prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable future for Nigeria and its people,” he said.