The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has warned contractors handling its projects to follow specifications and deliver top quality jobs that meet the needs of beneficiary communities.
Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NDDC, Dr. Christy Atako, issued the warning while inspecting the Commission’s hostel project at the Federal University of Technology Owerri.
Noting that the main concern of NDDC is the delivery of projects that will make the people of the Niger Delta region happy, she said “We want to enforce strict adherence to standards and project specifications. We will not tolerate contractors doing shoddy jobs”.
The Acting Managing Director and CEO expressed dissatisfaction with some aspects of the finishing in the hostel and asked the contractor to rectify the defects within two weeks.
However, at the Mother and Child Hospital project site in Port Harcourt, she commended the contractor for working at a fast pace. The Acting Managing Director and CEO advised the contractor to make conscious efforts to equip the youths with skills they could use elsewhere after the completion of the project.
She also inspected the ongoing Izombe-Agwa-Obokofia Road project in Imo State. Responding to allegations that the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission had taken over the execution of some part of the project, the NDDC Acting Managing Director and CEO stressed that the Commission is happy to have partners.
She said “We are not competing with any organisation. We should be complementing one another. It does not matter whether it is NDDC or Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission that is doing this project. What matters is developing the Niger Delta.”