THE Managing Director, 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 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 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-gong projects.
He said the Commission was ready to embark on new projects, such as construction of hostel accommodation and other infrastructure to enable students learn under a conducive atmosphere.
According to Engr. Adjogbe, NDDC was determined to do things differently by taking very hard decisions, stressing that the Commission no longer allow people to hide NDDC money in their pockets without delivering on projects.
He added that this is done with a view to repositioning the Commission to its original state.
Speaking earlier, Chairman, Governing Council, Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Rt. Hon. Funkekeme called on the NDDC to prevail on contractors handling three major projects that are at various stages of completion in the school to return to site, lamenting that the contractors had long abandoned the sites.
In another development, representatives of major oil bearing communities 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 Executive Director Projects, Engr. Samuel Adjogbe 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 return to site as quickly as possible in order to complete the project and boost the economy potentials of the various communities.