We Support the Appointment of Effiong Akwa, says Niger Delta Youths By Ezekiel Ibok, Uyo Niger Delta Youths under the auspices of Oro Youth Council, has commended President Mohammadu Buhari for appointing Barrister Effiong Okon Akwa, as the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. The group described the appointment as a good news to the people of the Niger Delta region, due mainly to the administrative competence demonstrated by Akwa as the Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration in the Commission. “We are truly grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for giving priority to competence and wealth of experience in the choice of Mr Akwa as Interim Sole Administrator of NDDC. "We have incurable faith in the capacity of Barr Effiong Okon Akwa to efficiently deliver on his mandate as the Interim Administrator of the agency”, the group said. In a statement signed by the International President of Oro Youth Council, Ulap Chris Ante, the group pledged its support to the new face of the NDDC, saying “We hereby wish to congratulate Mr. Effiong Akwa on his well-deserved appointment as Sole Administrator, NDDC and we also wish to assure him of our unflinching and unalloyed support to help him succeed in his new assignment. "We pledge to give him our support as youths of the region and as partners in progress.” Describing President Muhammadu Buhari as a "transparent leader, who is undaunted in his drive towards eradicating corruption in the country", the group pledged their allegiance to President Buhari, and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio. The Group further called on “all critical Niger Delta Stakeholders and youths to give him the needed support to succeed as Sole Administrator." "It is time to eschew bitterness and anti-developmental activities and focus on the holistic development of the Niger Delta Region. "Let us give peace a chance and allow Mr Effiong Akwa to deploy his robust wealth of knowledge and experience to effectively discharge his duties as the Interim Administrator of NDDC for accelerated regional development”, they submitted.