The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has re-stated its resolve to
complete all on-going projects across the Niger Delta region within the
limits of funds available to it.
The NDDC Executive Director Projects Engr. (Dr) Samuel Adjogbe, re-echoed
the commitment when he led a team of directors and engineers to inspect
the emergency repair of Umuelemai-Agbaja Road in Isiala Mbaino Local
Government Areas of Imo State.
Last week, the NDDC Managing Director, Mr Nsima Ekere, accompanied by
other directors of the Commission, also inspected the construction of
internal roads in Umueze 1, Ehime Mbano, including the road connecting
Obolo in Isiala Mbano to Ehime Mbano LGA.
Engr. Adjogbe underlined the economic benefits of community roads and
reaffirmed the commitment of the NDDC management to construct quality
roads that would enable rural dwellers evacuate their farm produce to the
He expressed satisfaction with the performance of the contractor, adding
that NDDC would continue to encourage indigenous firms to progressively
improve on their capacity to deliver quality projects for the benefit of
The Executive Director urged the community leaders in the area to support
and cooperate with the contractor to ensure that there were no hindrances
to meeting NDDC’s target date for completing the project.
Engr. Adjogbe expressed satisfaction with the quality of work at the
Umuelemai-Agbaja Road. He, however, queried the absence of signposts to
indicate that the project was being executed by the NDDC.
He also inspected the completed multi-purpose civic centre at Umueze 1,
where he was briefed on the outstanding external works and the
requirements for furnishing.
The Project Manager of the Umuelemai-Agbaja Road, Engr Emmet Dooley,
assured that the project would be completed soon, stating that asphalting
would be finished within two weeks.
A former member of the Federal House of Representatives, Chief E.E Osuagwu
lauded the NDDC and the Federal Government for putting smiles on the faces
of people through the provision of critical infrastructure. He said that
the communities would be praying for the success of the President
Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Similarly, the co-coordinator Imo State Development Council, Chief
Theodore Anosike, commended the current NDDC board for building quality
roads for rural communities, noting that it had made it possible for
people in several communities to drive to their villages.