The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, says the Oruma rigid pavement road in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa, will serve as a major by-pass for commuters in many communities in both Rivers and Bayelsa States.
This was contained in a statement on Monday by the Director, of Corporate Affairs, NDDC, Pius Ughakpoteni.
In the statement, Ogbuku said this during an inspection of the road, in the company of NDDC Directors and engineers.
He also said the commission was fast-tracking the construction work on the road to ensure its commissioning next month.
Ogbuku explained that the Oruma Road, which linked another NDDC road, the 23.5-kilometer Otuasega-Obedum-Emelego Road, and bridges, connecting Bayelsa and Rivers communities, would enhance the impact of the regional road.
According to Ogbuku, the completion of the road project was part of efforts by the NDDC management to complete all ongoing projects in the Niger Delta region.
“The road is very important because it would help people of the area, mostly farmers to evacuate their agricultural produce to the cities and towns for sale,” he stated.
Ogbuku urged community leaders and youths in the area to cooperate with the contractor handling the project to enable him to complete the road as scheduled.
“The contractor has been given a marching order to complete this road by the end of October,” Ogbuku noted.
Earlier, the contractor, Mr Ken Ejibas, assured the NDDC team that the project would be completed as scheduled.
He thanked the NDDC for initiating the project and commended the Oruma Community for their cooperation and support.
Source: Punch News