Less-than a week after the inauguration of 46 projects in Rivers State, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has handed over completed projects to four more communities in Imo State.
The Projects include internal roads in St. Mark’s Estate and Federal Housing Estate in the New Owerri, Ejizie-Izuogu Road in Akeme community of Arondizogu, Ideato North Local Government Area and a solar-powered water project in Mbaoma in Owerri North.
Managing Director of NDDC, Dr. Christian Oboh while inaugurating the projects told the people, who rolled out drums to celebrate, that the Commission was determined to make its presence felt in all parts of the Niger Delta as quickly as possible.
Dr. Oboh, who spoke through the Imo State representative on the board of the NDDC, Peter Ezeobi, assured the people that the amenities provided would endure for a long time because of the high quality.
“We don’t believe in half measures and indeed, excellence is our hallmark,” he said.
Responding on behalf of his people, traditional ruler of Akeme in Arondizogu, Eze Mike Nwosu admitted that they have seen the good works of NDDC and can now testify that the Commission does not compromise on standards.
“The road NDDC has built for us is our own dividend of democracy and we look forward to getting more projects,” he said.
For Rev. Fr. Mark Njoku, the Parish Priest of St Mark Catholic Church, New Owerri, the internal roads built in their neighbourhood by the NDDC was so well done that some other government agencies started to lay claims to it.
He told the NDDC officials that residents of the estate, most of whom were his parishioners, would offer special prayers for the Commission to continue to succeed.