BY GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, FRCN PORT HARCOURT
The Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar, UNICAL, Professor Florence Obi says the projects carried out by Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC has transformed the University environment.
Professor Obi who made this known while speaking to Newsmen, who were in Calabar to inspect NDDC projects in the state, acknowledged that the interventionist agency has made remarkable impact in its developmental agenda in Niger Delta region.
The inspection was part of the ongoing project tour being embarked upon by the Acting Managing Director Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC Dr. Emmanuel Audu-Ohwavborua to showcase projects carried out by the commission within President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration.
Some of the projects inspected were construction of internal roads within University of Calabar, UNICAL, renovation and setting up of computer lab at Government Technical college Ikot Effanga Mkpa, Emergency Erosion control at Abasi Obori Street among others.
Speaking on the projects in UNICAL, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Florence Obi who was full of excitement over the projects in the institution acknowledged that the intervention by NDDC saved the situation on campus, as accessing some parts of the school was a nightmare due to poor state of the roads.
Similarly, at Government Technical College Ikot Effanga Mkpa, where NDDC set up a computer lab with over a hundred systems and inverter, the Principal, Mr. Silvester Okon noted that apart from the facelift in the school, the lab has assisted in teaching students, while one of the students miss Marvelous Ita said the students have learnt many computer-based packages.
The testimony is not different at Abasi Obori Street Calabar, where erosion control was done alongside road construction, the Youth Leader Mr. Ekpeyong Etimabasi, explained that the residents suffered a lot of damage including the loss of a baby to the effects of erosion in the locality.
in the same vein, two residents at Chibuike Amaechi Road Ikot Omin, Calabar Municipality, Oscar Effiong and Ndifreke Sunday thanked NDDC for the road which they said added value to their lives and economic activities in the locality.