The Abia State governor Chief Theodore Orji has tasked the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to revisit its abandoned projects in the state with a view to completing them.
Governor Orji who made the demand when he received the Senate committee on Niger Delta who were on a one day oversight visit to the state at the Government House, Umuahia, said that the projects was neglected because of the frosty relationship between the state government and the commission in the past.
He said that getting them completed in the next budget would enable the state change its perception that it had been neglected by NDDC.
"We know that the NDDC remains a veritable partner in progress in this country especially for oil producing states, we want the NDDC to partner with us and compliment our roles in development.
"Before now our state was not very much interested in what was happening in the NDDC because of the politics that was there, we could not nominate our own representative, our representative was imposed on us and was doing the biddings of those who recommended him," he said.
Governor Orji added that his administration would continue to demand from the commission its share of projects stressing that "we will ask just like any other state is asking, we will like NDDC projects to be sited in our state, most projects, road projects, irrigation, water, sanitation projects, they should be sited in our state. If these projects are sited it will be to our glory and to our satisfaction."