Niger Delta Development Commission ( Nddc ) Act 2000

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Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Act 2000
Promulgated in 2000, the NDDC Act highlights the importance of addressing the “problems” which arise from the exploration of oil minerals in the Niger-Delta area […]” .Section 2(1)(b) of the NDDC Act sets out rules for the composition of the Niger Delta Development Commission reflecting the need for a stronger representation of the oil producing states. In addition, Section 2(1)(c) provides for the representation of non-oil producing states while Section 2(1)(d) calls for a deeper integration and cooperation between these states and oil operators . The major mandate of the NDDC among others is the conception, planning and implementation in accordance with set rules and regulations, of projects and programs for sustainable development of the Niger delta area in the field of transportation including roads, jetties, water-ways, health, employment, industrialization, agriculture and fisheries, housing and urban development, water supply, electricity and telecommunications. That mandate includes the formulation of policies and guidelines for the development of the Niger Delta Area. Unfortunately, as Ojukwu laments, much work has to be done in order to ensure the fulfilment of this goal notwithstanding the efforts made by the government in this direction, .
In addition to those already mentioned, there are various laws in place to reinforce responsible behaviour and protect the environment. As Frynas states, the several areas of…
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