NDDC begins construction of Ubahu-Ihube-Okigwe road
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has commenced the construction of the dilapidated Ubahu- Ihube- Okigwe expressway in Umunneochi local council of Abia State.
The 15- kilometre road being undertaken by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) with a bridge will cost about N372 million and has nine months delivery time.
But the Chairman/Managing Director of Free Flow Construction Company Ltd, Mr. Chidiebere Udeh, the contractor handling the project firm , promised to deliver in three months if the NDDC would fulfill its contractual obligations.His words “ I am a son of this LGA and am poised to work round the clock including Sundays to deliver the work hence I urge the Commission to do the needful in accordance with the terms of the contract. You can see our healthy equipment and personnel are on ground and the communities are giving us all the cooperation and assistance”.
The flag-off of the construction of the dilapidated Ubahu- Ihube- Okigwe expressway was witnessed by large crowd of people from Ubahu Nneato rural community and adjoining ones in Umunneochi local council.The traditional ruler of Onuogu Ogwe, who poured libation to bless the project, said “ we are elated to see the turning of our dilapidated rural road linking us directly to Enugu-Okigwe – Port Harcourt expressway into a tarred one in our life time”.
Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs Mr Usani Uguru Usani, was represented by David Nwachukwu at the ceremony performed by the Umunneochi Constituency representative in the Abia state house of Assembly , Hon Ikedi Ezekwesili.He was credited for facilitating the project including four others in the council.A community leader, Chief Onwa Egbo lauded NDDC for extending such gesture to the community and those that influenced the project.He urged all sons and daughters of the council to use their positions and contacts to ameliorate the plight of the area.
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