Thursday, 13 July 2017


The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Nsima Ekere, has assured the Governing Council of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro of the Commission’s determination to assist the school with the provision of basic infrastructure such as roads and hostel accommodation.

Speaking on behalf of the Managing Director, at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt, the Executive Director Projects, Engr. Samuel Adjogbe, told the visiting members of the Governing Council, led by the Chairman, Rt. Hon Funkekeme Solomon and the Rector, Prof. Job Akpodiete, that the Commission was making efforts to complete all on-going projects.

He said that the Commission will also embark on new ones, such as the construction of hostel accommodation and other infrastructure to enable students learn under a conducive atmosphere.

According to Engr. Adjogbe, NDDC is determined to do things differently by taking very hard decisions. He added: “We will no longer allow people to hide NDDC money in their pockets without delivering on projects. We are doing this to reposition the Commission.”

Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Ozoro Polytechnic Governing Council called on NDDC to prevail on the contractors handling the three major projects in the school, such as the 2-storey ICT Building, twin lecture theatre and one-kilometre road, at various stages of completion to return to site and complete them as the contractors had long abandoned sites.

In another development, representatives of major oil bearing communities of Owevwe, Opherin, Gana, Otokutu, Saniko, Agbaide and Ughere in Agbarha-Otor in Ughelli North Local Government Area, led by Comrade Ikpere Clement who were in the Commission to protest the deplorable condition of a road project abandoned in their communities, were received by the EDP on behalf of the NDDC MD/CEO.

Commending them for not taking the laws into their hands by shutting down the oil flow stations, Engr. Adjogbe assured the group that the Commission would prevail on the contractor to do everything possible to return to site as quickly as possible to ameliorate the suffering of the people and boost the economy potentials of the various communities.

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