Sociopolitical Pressure Group, Network for Defence of Democracy and Good Governance R 11; NDDGG, says the non transparency in the fiscal policy of the state government has deprived the state of numerous opportunities to benefit from grants and other benefits from international agencies and the federal government.
Leader of NDDGG, Ambassador Sobomabo Jackrich who made the assertion at the sidelines of an event of the group held at Usokun, Degema insisted that the figures given by the state government were in conflict with what are in the state’s 2021 budget obtainable on its official website.
Sobomabo Jackrich who is also the leader of Kengema Unity Forum, called on the State Government to urgently fix the Emohua – Kalabari road, saying the deplorable state of the road had led to heightened insecurity in the area including recent kidnap of an expatriate attached to Lubricks Construction Company.
He called on stakeholders and political leaders of Kalabari Kingdom to stop politicizing the recent kidnap incident and come together to ensure the safe release of the kidnapped expatriates.
On his part, Director of Operations, NDDGG, Williams Igweh noted the group and its sister organization the KUF, mobilized their members across the state to pay a solidarity visit to their leader and to assure him of their unalloyed support despite the persecution and alleged sponsored assault on his person on various media.
He questioned the quality of work executed by construction giant Julius Berger across Port Harcourt the state capital and its environs which he said has witnessed a record high massive flooding whenever there was a downpour.
Our correspondent reports that high point of the event was announcement of appointments into various positions in the NDDGG by its leader, Ambassador Sobomabo Jackrich.
Those appointed included:
Chinedu Clinton — Asst. Director of Operations.
Hon. Ibiyekaribo Peters —– Secretary General.
Oscar Saviour ——– Youth Leader.
Olaka O. Olaka ——- Publicity Secretary.
Soibibo Sokari ——– Media & Publicity
Ibitamuno Duo ——– SSA to the Leader.
Rev. Braide Sobomabo ——- SA to the Leader.
Iselema Amachree – ——–Women Leader.
Seleipiri Harry ——– Head of Administration.
George Zua ——-Asst. Head of Administration.