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NDDC EMBARKS ON IMMEDIATE REMEDIAL WORKS AT FAILED SECTION OF EAST–WEST ROAD

OGBUKU, ANTAI AND OTHERS

FROM GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, FRCN PORT HARCOURT

Managing Director Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, Dr. Samuel  Ogbuku says the commission will embark on remedial work at the one point five-kilometer failed portion of East West Road. 

Dr Ogbuku who made the pledge while on-site inspection of the failed portion at Okogbe Ahoada West Rivers State axis of the road, noted that the move was to compliment the effort of the contractor. 

The Managing Director who expressed sadness over the deplorable condition of the road assured Ijaw youth Council that have already staged a protest over the road, that the remedial work would be immediate to make the portion motorable.

Meanwhile, Ijaw Youth Council President, Comrade Jonathan Lokpobiri who was unhappy over neglect of the road, expressed doubt that the contracting company handling the project has capacity to construct the road. 

In the meantime, the site engineer, Mr. Cletus Monday gave assurance that work would be expedited to ease the suffering of road users 

Reacting to the development, two drivers Mr. Amadi Keneth and Bright Tony told Radio Nigeria that they have been on the road for the past three days. 

The road users who expressed displeasure over the loss of man hour on the road pleaded with government to declare  emergency on the road.

The EDP, sir Victor Antai and other directors were part of the inspection.

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