30 November 2012

Nigeria: NDDC Begins Construction of Three Road Projects in Abia

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said it had commenced construction of 15.5 km Amaba-Ezere-Ozara-Acha-Ivo Road with two bridges and three double culverts.

The commission's Head of Public Affairs, Mr Iditoye Abosede, said this in a statement in Port Harcourt on Friday.

It stated that the 15.5 km Amaba-Ezere-Ozara-Acha-Ivo Road project in Abia North Central district would connect Abia and Ebonyi.

It also stated that the construction of Lekwesi-Isiagu Road and Ugwube-Nkwoagu-Mbala Road projects had commenced.

The statement said Sen. Uche Chukwumerije, representing Abia North Senatorial district, said the road projects would improve the living standard of the people.

"We will collaborate with the NDDC and the contractor to ensure the early completion of the roads which will connect two states in the South-East," he said.

He said the host communities would provide the necessary logistics that would fast-track the early completion of the projects.

The statement said that Dr Christian Oboh, the Managing Director of NDDC, revealed that the commission was currently giving priority to "big-ticket projects" that would fast-track development of the Niger Delta.

Oboh, represented by Mr Aniete Usen, an official of the commission, called on the people to cooperate with the contractor to ensure early completion of the project.

According to the statement, Mr Enyinnaya Nwosu, the Chairman of Isukwuato Local Government Council, promised to assist the commission in monitoring the performance of the contractor.

"These are good projects that have come to our communities; so we will do everything within our powers to ensure that the projects are delivered on time," he said.


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