The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has successfully completed and inaugurated five previously abandoned mega-regional projects, aligning with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

Samuel Ogbuku, the managing director of NDDC revealed that the Commission’s mandate was to finalize and inaugurate ongoing projects that connect states and communities within the region.

During a media engagement in Port Harcourt Ogbuku pointed out the recent inauguration of five projects in Abia, Edo, Ondo, Bayelsa, and Akwa Ibom states as evidence of the NDDC’s renewed commitment. According to him, the Tinubu’s directive to prioritize signature projects that positively impact the lives of Niger Delta residents remained at the forefront of their efforts.

Among the completed projects, the NDDC inaugurated a 132/33kV electricity sub-station in Ode-Erinje, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, which will illuminate five local government areas.

Also, the 25.7-kilometer Ogbia-Nembe Road in Bayelsa State, executed in collaboration with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), has been successfully completed.

Other notable projects include the 600-meter Ibeno Bridge and the 6.87-kilometer Iko-Atabrikang-Opolom-IwuoAchang Road in Ibeno Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State. Furthermore, the 9-kilometer Obehie-Oke-Ikpe Road in Ukwa West Local Government Area (LGA) of Abia State has been inaugurated.

The NDDC’s commitment extends beyond infrastructure. The Commission has constructed and rehabilitated an impressive 5,141.3 kilometers of roads through swamps and virgin forests. It built 42 bridges, numerous hydraulic structures, and 87 jetties across the Niger Delta region. In the healthcare sector, the NDDC has resumed its Free Healthcare Programme, addressing the needs of rural communities and enhancing healthcare delivery in the Niger Delta.

The Foreign Post-Graduate Scholarship Programme has benefited 2,323 students in the region, emphasizing the commission’s dedication to education. During the welcome address, Ifedayo Abegunde, the NDDC Executive Director of Corporate Services thanked the media for their contributions to democracy and public accountability.



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