Delta monarch lauds Ndiomu's reforms in PAP, urges Buhari to extend his tenure
The traditional ruler asks Buhari to extend the tenure of Ndiomu, saying it will be remembered as one of his greatest legacies for people of the Niger Delta.
The Ebenanaowei of Ogulagha Kingdom who made this affirmation over the weekend when he hosted the PAP boss in his Palace in Obotobo community, also passed a vote of confidence on the capacity of Ndiomu to steer the PAP to fulfil its mandate.
The prominent ruler thus urged President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of Ndiomu, stating that it will be remembered as one of his greatest legacies for people of the Niger Delta region if he confirms Ndiomu as substantive Administrator of the PAP.
“I think you are the Messiah. I know you cannot do all we want, but we know you will make a difference. Your starting point has already proved that you are an Administrator, a Leader. Not just a Leader that was made, but one that was born. We give you our vote of confidence,” the renowned Monarch said of the positive impact of Ndiomu, who was appointed barely four months ago.
The traditional ruler commended the PAP boss for breaking the jinx and becoming the first head of the PAP to visit the Kingdom since the inception of the Programme by former Nigerian President, late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
Responding, a fired-up Ndiomu promised to convey the demands made by His Majesty to the National Security Adviser, General Babangana Monguno (retd), assuring that the Ogulagha Kingdom would be carried along in the PAP.
Ndiomu who led other high-ranking officials of the PAP on the strategic engagement meeting with the Monarch, informed that a Cooperative Fund has been set aside from where youths of the region can draw from for empowerment.
He also encouraged ex-agitators not to limit themselves to the N65,000 monthly stipends. He said they must begin to explore available opportunities to become big time entrepreneurs.
While adding that his Office is working with NEXIM Bank on the Cooprative Fund, the PAP boss also informed that a N1bn Education Trust Fund will be launched before the end of April this year.
He added that as part of more efforts to boost the economy of the Ogulagha Kingdom, the PAP Office will return soon to establish a Mega Palm Oil Producing Facility.
“We will do everything possible to empower the people directly, not through contractors or middlemen,” Ndiomu added.
Earlier, the Monarch had made some requests to Ndiomu for consideration. He solicited for more opportunities for Scholarships and Empowerment Schemes for his people. He also urged the General Ndiomu-led PAP to establish a Skill Acquisition Centre in Ogulagha, and consider capturing some ex-agitators in the Kingdom who were left out of previous enumeration.
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