The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Tuesday said that its 27-kilometre Ogbia-Nembe road and six bridges project in Bayelsa would soon be completed.
A statement issued in Port Harcourt by Mr Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, the commission’s Head of Corporate Affairs unit, disclosed that the project was awarded at a cost of N24.5 billion.
It quoted Mrs Ibim Semenitari, Acting Managing Director of NDDC, as saying that President Muhammadu Buhari directed the commission to fast track completion of ongoing projects in the Niger Delta.
It said the project, which had more than 50 culverts spreading across “very difficult terrains”, would terminate in Brass Local Government area of the state.
“NDDC is committed to speedy completion of the 27-kilometre Ogbia-Nembe road, six bridges and 50 culverts project in partnership with the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).
“The project which is in its first phase of completion will eventually terminate in Brass area of Bayelsa State.
“The project, which is nearing completion, was made possible by President Muhammadu Buhari’s release of N22 billion for the commission between June and December,” Semenitari was quoted as saying.
The statement said that the commission would soon commence construction of a prototype-ultra modern student hostel at the Niger Delta University on Wilberforce Island in Bayelsa.
It called on individuals and corporate organisations to partner the commission to realise its development mandate, adding that governance was a collective responsibility of all.