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Tinubu commissions major NDDC projects in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom

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Senate President Akpabio (4th right), flanked by Apostle Nkono (4th left) and some Senators

By Ofonime Honesty

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Tuesday, commissioned major projects executed by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State.

The projects are the Iko-Atabrikang-Akata-Opulom-Ikot Inwang-Okoroutip-Iwochang road and a 600 meter long bridge.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, President Tinubu, who was represented by Senate President Godswill Obot Akpabio, commended the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and the NDDC for their efforts in completing the projects.

He also congratulated the Governor of Akwa Ibom State for being supportive of the developmental drive of the NDDC in Akwa Ibom State.

Senator Akpabio described the projects as a significant milestone in the development of the region and a step forward in the roadmap to transform Nigeria’s infrastructure.

He expressed delight at the positive impact of the new NDDC in the region, which he noted is “totally uncommon.”

Pastor Umo Eno, Governor of Akwa Ibom State, represented by his Deputy, Senator Akon Eyakeni, praised the NDDC for completing the projects, saying it is a significant achievement in fulfilling its core mandate of revitalizing the region.

He emphasized the importance of continued collaboration between the Government of Akwa Ibom State and NDDC to bring tangible benefits to the communities and the broader Niger Delta Region.

Honorable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Abubakar Momoh, acknowledged that the project is a testament to the Federal Government’s commitment to developing the Niger Delta Region.

“We are dedicated to ensuring that the region receives the necessary attention and resources to drive growth and prosperity. We will continue to work with the NDDC and other stakeholders to deliver more projects that will benefit the people of the region,” he stated.

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Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, Managing Director/CEO of NDDC, said, “we have not only conducted commissioning ceremonies but also organized free medical outreach programs across the nine Niger Delta States. The road project is a major undertaking that will enhance and stimulate economic activities within the community. We commend Mr. President for this opportunity and his unwavering commitment to the development of the Niger Delta Region.”

Ibeno people were in high spirits as they came out in large numbers to appreciate the NDDC for the gesture.

Construction work on the second phase of the Iko-Atabrikang-Akata-Opulom-Ikot Inwang-Okoroutip-Iwochang road was also flagged-off.

Earlier in the day, a groundbreaking event was held for the Staff Cooperative Housing Scheme at Auna Offot, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Apostle Abasiandikan Nkono, Akwa Ibom State Representative in the NDDC Governing Board, who was present at all events, expressed gratitude to the Commission for impacting lives through meaningful projects.

He assured that his office will ensure that Akwa Ibom State continues to benefit from the Commission’s initiatives and projects.


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