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 urban centres.
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 people.
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.