My Appreciation and Call to Duty. By Hon. Olubunmi Tunji Ojo



With a heart full of gratitude, I find it necessary to express my immense appreciation to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, House leaders and other members of the selection Committee for appointing me and other members into the House Committee on NDDC.

I give no less appreciation to all my colleagues in the House of Representatives for their impressive show of love, spirit of camaraderie and abiding faith before and after our inauguration. The love that binds us together shall continue to wax stronger by the grace of God.

The Speaker, leaders of the House and members of the selection Committee in their wisdom were quite magnanimous and thoughtful enough to have appointed me as the Chairman House Committee on NDDC. This is no doubt a privilege and a call to duty. I am also not unmindful of the challenges and expectations of the people of mandate states across the country.

I must reiterate that this Committee appointment has graciously come with its many responsibilities. Clearly, there are expectations to be met and challenges to overcome. I am also conscious of the loud yearnings of all our people that make up the Niger-Delta states. But, I can boldly state here that disappointment and failure do not have any place in my operational mindset.

I also want to warmly assure my honourable colleagues and people of the mandate states that every privilege and opportunity within the ambit of my influence as NDDC House Committee Chairman will be maximally explored to positively impact their lives.

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I promise to expertly use the instrumentality of legislation to give deserved attention to human capital and infrastructural development in all the mandate states. The issue of environment degradation will likewise be given optimum priority while discharging our oversight functions.

By the special grace of God, my impact and that of all other members of NDDC Committee will be impressively felt as long as we remain in the saddle.

My faithful promise is to work very closely with all the NDDC Committee members and to consistently give listening ears to all useful advice that may be of benefits to our people from the mandate states.

Let me reiterate here in utmost good faith that everything will be done to sustain the existing bond of love, understanding and unity amongst all members of this committee.

Again, I promise above all, that no effort will be spared to comprehensively undertake our responsibilities in this Committee. My determination is to also work in agreement with all the Committee members to ensure that the people of mandate states get the fair and deserved value for their God given natural resources.

May the good Lord in His infinite mercy continue to sustain the Speaker and all other members of the House of Representatives and give us the receptive hearts to consciously work for and attend the challenges of Nigerians.

Thank you all and God bless.

*Hon.Olubunmi Tunji -Ojo*
*Chairman House Committee NDDC*


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