NDDC to begin work on abandoned 24km Imo-Rivers road project

The Niger Delta Development (NDDC) on directed the contractor handling the 24 kilometres dual carriage way linking Imo and Rivers back to site.

The NDDC’s Interim Administrator, Mr Effiong Akwa, gave the order while inspecting the road traversing several oil-producing in both states.

He said the road which runs through Avu-Adapalm-Etekuru in Imo to Ogba/Egbema in Rivers a very important road project for Niger Delta.

“This is because the 24 kilometres road project links in the oil-producing areas of Imo and Rivers.

“So, I have charged the contractor to return to site immediately as the NDDC is committed to building sustainable regional infrastructure, especially in the oil producing areas.

“I have also directed the contractor to report to NDDC headquarters, so that we can work out details of what needs to be done to complete the project,”he said.

Akwa also inspected the completed eight kilometres Obinze-Umuokanne Road in Owerri West Local Government Area, connecting several food-producing .

Speaking, the contractor handling the project, Mr Denis Odadah, appealed for the payment of outstanding Interim Payment Certificates. (NAN)