In what could be described as redefining commitment to service delivery, some members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Governing Board have embarked on a tour of the Commission’s project in Rivers and Akwa-Ibom States.
The team, led by the Bayelsa State Representative on the Board, Edi Orubo inspected the Buguma-Edo-Abonemma road, Buguma Shore-Protection, the reclamation of 150 hectares of land in Ogu-Bolo and RSUST hostel project in Rivers State.
The board members also visited the University of Uyo, hostel project, the 30 kilometre Nsasak Junction-Okon Essien Udim road; the 33.5 kilometre Ikot-Akpan-Udoh road; Iko-Atabrikang-Opolom-Iwuo Achang road with a 600 metre bridge in Ibeno and the Uquo-Odoro Nkit-Ntak-Inyang road in Akwa Ibom State.
Speaking at the end of the exercise, Barr. Edi Orubo disclosed that the present Board would strive to ensure the completion of the Commission’s on-going Projects across the region.
The Bayelsa State representative commended the pace of work at the various site visited especially on the hostel projects where he said “it will alleviate the accommodation difficulties facing the students”.
While urging the contractors to prioritize early completion of projects in line with the Dr. Christian Oboh’s led administration desire and specifications, he warned that the Commission will not tolerate delays as payment are being made as at when due.
Accompanied by the Akwa Ibom State Representative, Engr. Imabong Johnson, Cross River, Dominic Aqua Edem and Rivers, Prof. Ibitamuno Aminigo, the Bayelsa State Representative, urged contractors to ensure the availability of local content in their work plan and sued for peace in the region.
The contractors at the various site assured the NDDC team of their willingness to deliver on time in line with best engineering practices.