Wednesday 24th May, 2017
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NDDC to link more communities with roads - Project Director

NDDC to link more communities with roads - Project Director

Oil-producing communities will soon heave a sigh of re­lief as the Executive Director (Project) of the Niger Delta Devel­opment Commission (NDDC), Mr Samuel Adjogbe, has said the com­mission is ready to link them with motorable road.
He said that the NDCC has moved away from building shore protection in riverside areas to the construction of quality roads to link such communities.
Adjogbe further revealed that the commission is setting up a body to profile all failed project contractors and recommend measures to recov­er the money already paid to them.
He spoke with The AUTHOR­ITY at a public lecture organised by the Nigerian Institution of Me­chanical Engineers (NIMecHE) Warri chapter with the theme: “Stimulating the Advancement of Structural Infrastructural Develop­ment in Nigeria” held at the Chev­ron Recreation Centre, Warri Delta State.
He said that when roads are con­structed to link the various riverine communities in the region devel­opers would then take advantage of the access road to reclaim the land and build estate and massive busi­ness empire to open up the areas.
He expressed regret that shore protection and most reclamation projects were often abandoned after collecting mobilisation, add­ing that the Commission is set to recover all such mobilisation fees from defaulters.
Chairman of the Warri branch of the NIMecHE, Engr Godwin Enibueta on his part, called on the Federal Government to set up failed contract Tribunal to pros­ecute any contractor that abandon his projects after collecting mobili­sation fees even as he decried the low level of infrastructural devel­opment in the country.

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