The 522-bed modern hostel built by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, at the University of Uyo Teaching
Hospital in the Akwa Ibom State capital has been completed and would be commissioned before the end of this month.
Speaking after a pre-commissioning inspection of the proto-type hostel, the NDDC Managing Director, Sir( Barr.) Bassey
Dan-Abia, said that the contractor was ready to hand over the project in the next one week.
He said that the NDDC Governing Board decided at its last meeting that all recently completed projects spread across the
Niger Delta region should be formally inaugurated as soon as possible.
The NDDC Boss said that the commission have made a conscious decision on the completion of all on-going projects rather
than awarding fresh contracts, adding that as an interventionist's agency of the Federal Government, providing hostels
for students in universities and polytechnics was an important contribution to the building of human capital in the Niger
The site manager of the hostel project, Mr. Okon Jonah, assured the NDDC Chief Executive Officer that the hall of
residence was ready for occupation by students. He thanked the NDDC Board and Management for giving his company the
necessary financial support to see to the completion of the project, noting that funding challenges were responsible for
the initial delay in completing the project.
The University of Uyo Teaching Hospital students’ hostel is one of the 19 such projects being executed by the NDDC across
the Niger Delta region. Similar hostels in Imo State University, Federal University of Science and Technology, Owerri,
University of Benin and the Delta State University, Abraka, had been completed and commissioned.