The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has re-stated its commitment to ensuring quality in the execution of its projects.
Speaking while inspecting the Ugbowangwe Link Road in Warri, Delta State, Engr. Samuel Adjogbe, NDDC Executive Director Projects, said that commitment to quality and timely execution of projects remained the paramount interest of the present board and management of the Commission.
Engr. Adjogbe hailed the efforts of the Federal Government in building sustainable peace in the Niger Delta region, through the various meetings of stakeholders with the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
While expressing satisfaction with the project, Adjogbe observed that more work needed to be done on the drainage. He said: “I can see that they have done a pretty good work so far, at least the stone base is okay. But the drainage is not good enough. The contractor has to improve in areas where we have identified deficiencies.”
The Executive Director Projects warned that contractors that had been paid but failed to complete the jobs for which they received payments, “will either return to site or be ready to face the full weight of the law."
He said that the Ungbawangwe Link Road and drainage project was one of the emergency interventions undertaken by the Commission to improve the lives of the people of the region. He noted that the project would be completed very soon. “From what they have done, it's just asphalting that is remaining. One week or two weeks maximum,” Adjogbe said.
Mr Phillip Aburoma, a member of the Ugbowangwe community, thanked the NDDC for intervening on the road, which he said was an important link road that would ease transportation of persons and goods within Warri and its environs.