By Daniel Edu
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has announced a collaborative effort with the Oil and Gas Free Trade Zone Authority (OGFTZA) to develop industrial parks in the Niger Delta region. This partnership aims to promote sustainable development and reduce production costs for industries in the area.
During a courtesy visit to the NDDC’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, the Managing Director of NDDC, Samuel Ogbuku, emphasized the significance of industrial parks in the region’s sustainable development. He stated that establishing an oil and gas Free Trade Zone Park would have multiple benefits, including cost reduction for industries and enterprises, as well as fostering entrepreneurship.
Senator Tijani Kaura, the Managing Director of OGFTZA, led the delegation and highlighted the strategic roles that both organizations play in driving sustainable development in the Niger Delta. He emphasized the potential for a win-win situation, leading to wealth creation, youth engagement, and reduced unrest in the region through this collaboration.
The partnership between NDDC and OGFTZA reflects a commitment to advancing economic and industrial development in the Niger Delta, contributing to the overall growth and stability of the region.