The Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, has urged contractors handing its uncompleted projects to expedite action and make maximum use of the dry season to complete them for the benefit of the people.
The Executive Director, Projects, of the NDDC, Engr. Tuoyo Omatsuli, made the plea when he began the inspection of uncompleted projects across the region, with a visit to the emergency shore protection project site at Ekerekana in Okirika Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The contract was awarded in 2012 and the contractor mobilised to site with the expectation of completing it last year. However, it was delayed due to logistics problem.
Speaking at the project site, Engr, Omatsuli expressed satisfaction at the level of work done by the contractor, saying that the project was necessary for the Ekerekana community. He gave the contractor six months to complete the job instead of 12 months being requested by the contractor to complete the work for the benefitting community to feel the impact of the project.”
He explained that he deemed it wise to visit the sites of the Commission’s ongoing and uncompleted projects in order to have a clear picture of the situation before authorising payments.
Engr. Omatsuli however urged all contractors handling the Commission's projects to return to sites and complete all abandoned or uncompleted projects immediately.