Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC), in partnership with Shell will construct the Nembe-Ogbia road in Rivers State.
Acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Ibim Semenitari in a meeting with the Amayanabo of Nembe, King Edmund Doukoru, solicited for the monarch’s support and assured that the prject will soon commence.
The multi-billion naira project is one out of the partnership projects to link 14 communities in the state, as it will lead to further development in the state, especially the promotion of business activities.
According to the NDDC boss, The Nembe-Ogbia Road reminds us of history; tells our story and even the story of slavery. That area has the potential for the deepest seaport in Nigeria and so, the completion of that road will open the whole area to limitless business growth and opportunities.
“We have already fixed this April as the date for the inauguration of the first phase of the road before the ugly incident. Our schedule was to open the Ogbia-Nembe section on April 29, then flag off the second phase that will link Brass to her neighbors by road.
“But all that had been drawn backwards. But because we want that road to continue, which is for the benefit of the people and the Niger Delta region, we have come to you to use your influence to resolve the circumstances behind the contractor’s demobilization.”
“To further prove our commitment to the completion of this Ogbia-Nembe-Brass road, we have included it in the 2016 budget,” she added.
Recall that the construction of this road got suspended, after gunmen attacked workers at the construction site on the 5th of this month, killing two soldiers and kidnapping an expatriate.