NDDC Commissions 3 Roads in Bayelsa
The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has inaugurated three roads in New GRA Extension, Igbogene Community and the 16 Brigade, Nigerian Army Barracks, all in Yenagoa Local Governments Area of Bayelsa State.
Speaking during the commissioning, the NDDC Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, assured that more projects would be inaugurated across the Niger Delta region. He listed that the roads commissioned in Yenagoa as New GRA Extension Phase II, Otiotio; 1.2-kilometre 16 Brigade, Army Barracks Roads and the 1.39-kilometre Rigid Pavement Igbogene-Polako Road.
The NDDC Chief Executive Officer, who was accompanied by the Bayelsa State representative on the Board of the NDDC, Senator Denyanbofa Dimaro, the Executive Director, Projects, Mr. Charles Ogunmola and other directors of the Commission, charged the communities served by the roads to ensure that they played their part to protect and maintain them.
Ogbuku said the Commission would continue to execute projects that would enhance the living conditions in the Niger Delta communities. He assured that the projects would stand the test of time, given the difficult terrain in the region, and add value to the lives of the people.
The NDDC boss said it was important for the Commission to inaugurate its completed projects, noting: “We need to let our partners and the various stakeholders in the Niger Delta region know what we are doing with the resources available to us.”
Giving a brief on the road in GRA, the NDDC Director, Bayelsa State office, Engr. Theophilus Allagoa, said that the New GRA Extension Road had added value to the properties in the area.
He commended the contractor for doing a good job and thanked the residents of the area for appreciating the efforts of the Commission and cooperating with the contractor.
In his own remarks, the NDDC Executive Director, Projects, Mr. Ogunmola, re-stated that the commissioning of projects in Bayelsa marked the beginning of several other such inaugurations that would take place in the nine NDDC states in the coming weeks.
A resident of the area, a former Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Prof. Gesiye Angaye, praised the NDDC for promptly constructing the failed sections of the road and giving the estate a deserved upgrade.
He observed that the road had added to the socio-economic outlook of the community and increase the value of the properties in the area.
At the Igbogene Community Road, the NDDC boss thanked the people for their cooperation during the construction period. He stated: “This road has given the community a new look and in turn, boosted the socio-economic activities of our people."
The Paramount ruler of Igbogene, Prof. Augustine Ikein, affirmed that the completion of the road had increased economic and social activities for all those living and doing business in the area. They added: “The community is now more peaceful as both young and old people are now busy with one economic activity or the other.”
Dr. Ibitoye Abosede
Director, Corporate Affairs
April 14, 2023.