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The three kilometres Oruma and adjoining communities internal rigid pavement roads constructed by Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC have been inaugurated. 

The Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku  who did the inauguration in Oruma, Ogbia Local Government Area Bayelsa State, describe it as the new move by the commission to open up rural communities to reduce poverty. 

The atmosphere at Oruma community Ogbia Local government Area Bayelsa State, was that of a carnival spectacle as the youths, women and traditional rulers rolled out the drums to celebrate the inauguration of Oruma Rigid pavement and adjoining internal roads with solar powered street light. 

For over thirty years, the community  made several efforts without success  to attract government’s attention to construct the roads measuring over three kilometres which serves  as a short link between Bayelsa and Rivers States.

Speaking during the inauguration, the managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku who expressed delight that the vision was realised, noted that the cost implication of citing projects in swampy areas was much. 

Represented by the Executive Director Projects NDDC, Mr. Victor Antai, the Managing Director insisted that the idea behind the solar powered street light was to wade off crimes in the locality. 

Similarly, the paramount ruler of Oruma Community, His Royal Majesty, King David Amachree while applauding NDDC for the gesture, explained that for decades the residents have experienced untold hardship because of the deplorable state of the road. 

King Amachree expressed optimism that the access roads would increase economic and social activities in the communities. 

On his part,  the contractor, Mr. Christian Emeozor  who said that the road has six inches rigid pavement  with drainage on both sides, added that it was sand filled up-to  more than one point eight meters because of the terrain. 

Mr Emeozor gave assurance that the road would last more than fifty years. 

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