By Stanley Onyekwere
For appointing a Niger Delta man, Mr. Adokiye Tombomieye, as Chief Executive Officer in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated his trust and confidence in the people of the region, according to the Niger Delta Youth Coalition.
The youth group noted that the appointment was done with merit, and without any form of sentiment and other parochial interests.
Making this assertion, leader of the group, Comrade Odih Rowland, who made the commendation on Wednesday, in Abuja, noted that Tombomieye, who would be heading the upstream sector of the corporation, would deliver on the assignment, having risen from a lower level in the corporation, over the years.
He however advised the appointees to justify the appointment, live up to expectations of Mr. President and work on the mantra of change in the petroleum sector.
He also called on President to appoint more Niger Delta sons and daughters into the corporation.