By Suoyo Ekubo
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has intervened to ease commuters pain as Setraco Construction Company Begins Work on the Ahoada section of the East-West Road that was damaged by the devastating flood that erupted some parts of the country.
The Acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Engr Emmanuel Audu-Ohwavborua, expressed satisfaction with the progress made by Setraco Construction Company Limited, when he visited the Ihuike, near Ahoada, section of the road Tuesday morning.
He said: “There was no thoroughfare between Delta State, Rivers State and Bayelsa due to the devastation caused by flood. NDDC has intervened and there is now thoroughfare.
“They have been mobilized and we expect this road to be ready for use by the people of Niger Delta. We expect that in a few weeks, with the construction going on, they’ll bring the road to a state of motorability.”
“I thank Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari who has been a caring and listening father, I thank the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta, Umana Umana for visiting the flood site despite his busy schedule and ensuring that work is commenced immediately.”
Speaking at the site of ongoing works, the Project Manager, East-West Road (Rivers State), Engr Michel Issa, said: “The Minister of Niger Delta and the NDDC MD have put us under pressure to complete this road for the people of Niger Delta. We have been mobilized and I am appealing for more time to finish the work.”