The COALITION OF SOUTH EAST YOUTH LEADERS ( COSEYL) has urged the federal Government to Enhance the Budgetary allocation of the Niger Delta Affairs to enable them execute projects that will make life better for the people and at the same time provide employment for the teeming youths in the region.
In a statement Released odinceblog.com via mail by its General President, Goodluck Ibem, He said: “We call on the distinguish Senators and the the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning headed by our dynamic and administrator par excellence , Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed to enhance the budgetary allocation of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs in order to enable it to achieve the required developmental scribes in the oil rich region that is begging for attention.
It is very important to execute projects that will make life better for the people and at the same time provide employment for the teeming youths in the region. This feat can only be achieved by making adequate monetary allocation to the ministry that overseas the oil rich region.
Senator Godswill Akpabio who is Honourable Minister of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs is very resourceful , articulate , a prudent manager of lean resources and an uncommon performer par excellence. We believe in his ability to deliver on the mandate of Mr. President to develop the Niger Delta region in line with the next level agenda. He will reposition the region for progress and development.
But it will be difficult for the Minister to perform the magic for which he is known for with N23 billion for previous awarded contracts and new contracts that are very pertinent for the development of the region hence this appeal for increase in the Ministry’s budgetary allocation inorder to make the desired impact.
Senator Akpabio antecedent as a former Governor of Akwa Ibom state speaks for him as a man who can turn steel into gold. He is known for quality service delivery and zero tolerance for corruption.
His appointment as minister of Niger Affairs have put smiles on the faces of the people of Niger Delta as they are very happy with Mr. President for such a very brilliant choice of Senator Akpabio .
The task ahead of the honourable Minister is enormous . He needs adequate funding and budgetary allocation to deliver and fulfill the great task ahead. ” A good soup the say cost good money” . Allocation of appropriate amount of money is the tool required to achieve the next level developmental scribes in the region.
Multi-national oil companies and other industries operating in the region should support the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs financially to give the region a facelift. Well meaning individuals should also support the project of development in the region by making financial contributions.
We therefore call on the distinguish Senators and the Ministry of Finance , Budget and National planning to put heads together and come up with a more feasible monetary allocation for the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs in order to achieve the required results and the expectation of the people who have been neglected for so long and are in dear need of a next level transformation.