Commission Sets to Unveil Abia-Akwa Ibom Link Road

The Executive Director, Projects, of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Sir Victor Antai, has disclosed that the commission will soon inaugurate the 9-kilometre Obehie/Oke-Ikpe Road in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, as a mark of its efforts to ensure the sustainable development of the region.

Executive Director, who revealed this during an inspection of the road linking Abia and Akwa Ibom states, hinted that NDDC was putting in place every necessary efforts to ensure that all projects across region will come to completion; while assuring that the commission would continue to embark on landmark projects that would make the Niger Delta region a destination of choice.

Moreso, Antai who went for the inspection tour in company of other Directors and engineers of NDDC, noted the road would increase the economic and social activities between Ukwa West people and their neighbours; maintaining that several communities in the area would benefit from the project, which links Abia and Akwa Ibom States.

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Antai, thanked both the contractor and people of the community for their good job, and also for appreciating the efforts of NDDC; noting that the administration of President Bola Tinubu would continue to execute projects that would enhance the living conditions in the Niger Delta communities.

Earlier, Antai had admonished staff of the Abia State office, to always put in their best towards the development of the Niger Delta region.

“I am happy with the administrative style of the Managing Director, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku. He is working in tandem with the Governing Board, to change the narrative of the NDDC and the Niger Delta.

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“I want to encourage every staff of this Commission to be up and doing. It is important to monitor our projects to be sure that the contractors meet our set standards”, Director stated.

Also, Representative of Abia State on the NDDC Board, Chief Dimgba Eruba, confirmed that the road had been in deplorable condition for many years, which had resulted negative effects on the socio-economic activities, and loss of several man-hours within the area.

“The road provides a safe and preferable shortcut for our brothers and sisters in Imo, Ebonyi, Enugu, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states to Rivers and Bayelsa states”, Eruba stated.


By Aligwe Stella, P/H