From Grandball Joel
THE Executive Director of Projects at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Engr, Sam Adjogbe has disclosed that the Buhari administration is set to construct a 69 km road with 22 bridges to link the coaster communities in Delta state for effective oil exploration and smooth take of the Maritime University at Okerenkoko.
Speaking at Evwreni in Ughelli North,Delta state, when the Buhari Support Group Center, BSGC made him patron of the group, Adjogbe held that the Buhari administration has touch lives and communities in the Niger Delta Region.
According to the EDP, “Mr. President, before now has identified us and picked us to work with him in his government, all the things we said before about the commission is to confirm that the decision of Mr. President since 2016 to bring us into his own portfolio project management in the Niger Delta was not a mistake.
“Today in Delta state, there is hardly any community where you don’t have the presence of NDDC either from projects that have been completed or the projects of emergency that we currently do across the region.
“Outside Delta state, we have also intervene in Ondo, Edo Bayelsa, Rivers, Imo, Abia, Akwa-Ibom and ending at Cross River states. We are consolidating on the gains of democracy to our people. We have established road network to places that people never thought there could be road access to such areas.
“A typical one is the Ogbia/Nembe road that is hundred percent complete and in a short while from now, Mr. President will be invited to commission that world class project of over 25 km with a worth of over N21b.
“In Delta state, we are currently at advance to flag off the construction of a 69km road network with 22 bridges from Omadino to Okerenkoko and Escravos , this is an area that nobody would dream of a road to be constructed. So that the Federal government infrastructure that is located in Okerenkoko, the Maritime University can get maximum utilization because most people would not like to travel by waterways.
We are connecting to Excravos because we have federal government presence in the Excravos Terminal, like the Chevron terminal and Shell locations and the roads will open up the areas so that the operational cost of the companies in that areas will come down and once that is done, more profit will to the federal government and more allocations would go to the states that depend on crude oil.
“At the Akwa Ibom axis, the EDP also said that the Abak road is been planned expansion and dualisation and once it is done, movement would be free and economic activities will improve. Apart from road infrastructures that we have embarked upon, there are other human capital development projects that we have also done. The scholarship program is already on and over 200 Niger Deltan would be given scholarship to study in overseas.
“The commission has done some training by sending people to overseas for agricultural training programs and some of them are back doing well in their various fields. Few months ago over a hundred and 150 persons were trained and given starters packs for them to be self independent from across the region and it was not localized because NDDC belongs to the region.
Speaking further, Adjogbe held that with the award being given to him by the Buhari Support Group Center, he call to do are more and better and they have told president that with opportunity given to participate in the governance of the federal particularly in this region, we will ensure people will willingly come and vote for Mr. president in 2019 election.
“We have our own person there in six years and we did not get it this nice. The East/ West road change hands from the ministry of works to SURE-P and the Ministry of Niger Delta, nothing happened in that time. But today we are sing the completion of the redesigning of that job and so much money have voted for that project to be completed”.