The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission has commended the Commission and Shell Petroleum Development Company for their pioneering efforts in the construction of the Ogbia- Nembe road.
Members of the Committee made the commendation while inspecting the project as part of their oversight function. The Committee Chairman, Hon Nicholas Mutiu said, “We are indeed impressed by the collaboration between the NDDC and Shell on this unique project, touching the lives of over 15 communities”.
According to him, constructing a road to Nembe and its adjourning communities in a very difficult terrain is an Herculean task and NDDC deserve to be encouraged. He therefore charged the two organisations not to relent in accomplishing the task, promising the support of the committee in realising the dream. “We in the House of Representatives are ever ready to support this laudable initiative by appropriating funds towards the completion of the road”.
Briefing the committee members on the project, the Acting Managing Director, NDDC, Dr. (Mrs.) Christy Atako disclosed that the road project with several bridges and culverts is making steady progress.
Dr. Atako remarked that the project was in line with the transformation agenda of the Goodluck’s administration, in which infrastructure development is a key element.
“We promise not to let the President down, we assure you, the House Committee members and the Communities that we shall not fail in our duties of releasing funds for the completion of the road within the stipulated tune”.
The Committee members also commissioned the Elele Alimini-Akpabu-Itu Road, linking three Local Government Areas of Emohua, Ahoada East and Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Areas of Rivers State.