It was against this background that Chief Solomon Ogba, the representative of Delta State on the board of the NDDC, recently led a team of other officials of the interventionist agency and journalists into the belly of the tiger so to speak.
inspected the 1.8-kilometre shore protection project in Okerenkoko
, which had reached an advanced stage.
said there was need to increase the tempo of work at the shore-lines.
directed the contractor to see him within 24 hours to straighten out some issues concerning the job.
The envisaged delay notwithstanding, Ogba
assured the people of Omadino and Okerenkoko
as well as other coastal communities that the NDDC
would not relent in its efforts to provide development infrastructure for them.
said: "We can assure you that the NDDC
is determined to make a difference in the lives of the people.
We will continue to build new roads and bridges as well as complete on-going reclamation and shore protection projects.
Chief Ogba inspected other projects in Kurutie and Ugborodo communities.
Chief Ogba also commissioned some of the detached two bedroom bungalows built by Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) for the Itsekiri Regional Development Committee (IRDC).
choice for the assignment was informed by the fact that NDDC
was part of the committee that packaged the 100 housing units spread across 23 Itsekiri communities.
The NDDC representative said he
was impressed by the standard of the houses, considering that they were cited in the rural area.