27 March 2017, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – As a result of the 30-day ultimatum by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to contractors handling its projects to return to site and complete such projects, the commission has began inspection of affected projects in Rivers State to ascertain their status.
The projects include the 4.72-kilometre Kaa-Ataba Road and bridge project in Khana Local Government Area and the 3.65-kilometre Okrika-Borokiri Road, which has three bridges at Kolabi, Abotoru and Okpoka creeks in Okrika Local Government Area.
Also included are the solar-powered water project in Buguma. the Niger Delta Regional Specialist Hospital (orthopaedic and cardiovascular) in Port Harcourt, the Nigerian Police barracks being built for the Special Protection Unit, base 6 at Omagwa in the outskirts of Port Harcourt and internal roads constructed by the commission in Abalama, Asari Toru; and Degema local government areas.
In all, the inspection team, which included the Director of Rivers State Office, Mr. Benson Asubop and many engineers and project consultants, visited 32 projects across the state.