The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has commenced the construction of six road projects in Imo State.
The roads include Osina internal roads in Ideato North, Umunakara road in Nkwere, Amaudochukwu-Amachikere-Amaegbu road and Umuhu-Okaba-Ihitenasia road in Orsu Local Government Areas.
Others are the Amiyi Mission road in Amiyi-Akah and Umunaka road in Nkwere Local Government Areas.
Speaking during the flag-on of Osina internal roads in Ideato North, NDDC Managing Director, Dr. Christian Oboh, stated that the Commission was determined to spread development to all parts of the Niger Delta region.
He assured that the project would be well funded to ensure that it was completed on schedule.
Dr. Oboh, who spoke through Barrister Peter Ezeobi, representative of Imo State on the Board of the NDDC, charged the community leaders and youths to co-operate with the Commission’s contractors.
“If you have issues with the contractors don’t hesitate to inform the NDDC because the present board of the Commission will not tolerate indolence or abandonment”, he said.
On his part, Senator Hope Uzodima, representing Imo West Senatorial district in the National Assembly thanked the NDDC for fast-tracking the development of the rural areas in the Niger Delta.
Senator Uzodima, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta, disclosed that he was happy to see joy on the faces of the people. Saying, “I want to thank the NDDC for coming to execute this road project in Osina”.
The traditional ruler of Osina, Eze Ben Igwilo said the road will open the area to more development and lauded NDDC for spreading joy to rural communities.
Other traditional rulers of the benefiting communities, among them Eze Michael Ozoma Ebighi, Amara I of Okwu-Amaraihe, Eze of Amazu, C. A. Olewu Abeoha III, and Eziani of Mgbiani H.R.H Isaac Ezeocha who spoke, were also full of praises for NDDC bringing development to their doorsteps.
Abosede I. A.
Head, Corporate Affairs
Feb. 18, 2013