Michael James 26 June 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC), weekend said that the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board ( NCDMB) was not playing ethnic politics.
Group says NCDMB not playing ethnic politics
It would be recalled that the Coordinator, 4BetaNija, Bapakaye Georgewill recently accused the board of being bias.
But NDIMRC dismissed the accusation, describing the board as transparent and serving the interests of all Nigerians and fingered Lagos-based contractors with fabrication yards for being behind the accusation.
In a press statement signed by its President, Nelly Emma, Secretary, John Sailor and Public Relations Office (PRO) Stanley Mukoro, the group gave the board a clean bill of health, saying that the Lagos based contractors do not want anything good for the oil-rich Niger Delta Region.
According to the group, the board is on course and had never deviated from the Federal Government’s policy on the development of local content.
“We want to express our disappointment with the recent accusation against the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) by the Coordinator, 4BetaNija, Bapakaye Georgewill.
“The board is on course with its mandate of developing Nigerian Content holistically. It is not true that the board has aligned itself exclusively with certain private interests and not also championing the cause of one section of Nigeria to the detriment of all others.
“The Board is not being sectional, regional or promoting tribal interests to the detriment of other qualified parts or people of Nigeria. These are cheap blackmail, calculated to paint the board in a bad light”, the group said.