The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has commissioned a 3.7 kilometre dual carriageway and solar powered light leading into the Main Campus of the University of Uyo in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The Managing Director of the commission, Obong Nsima Ekere, who performed the commissioning on Wednesday, expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done by the NDDC contractor, pointing out that the drainage work done would enable the road to last.
Ekere said the era of poor quality work and abandoned projects was gone because of the control measures put in place by the present NDDC board and management since they assumed office two years ago.
“NDDC is delivering quality work across the Niger Delta,” he emphasized.
Ekere stated that the commission has executed over 300 projects in Akwa Ibom in the last two years under his watch, 90 per cent of which have been completed.
“All I can assure the entire Akwa Ibom people is that NDDC will continue to be alive to its responsibilities and to recognize Akwa Ibom State as the leading oil producing state in the country,” he said.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the University of Uyo, Prof. Inyang Udofot, who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Enefiok Essien, thanked the NDDC boss for including the university among beneficiaries of the commission.
Her words: ” The approach road into this campus was an embarrassing feature of our university and you have saved us from this embarrassment because you are our own. You shared this embarrassment. The University of Uyo will not forget this gesture. Thank you sir and may the good Lord bless you and your future endeavours. “
Representatives of the university’s host community, Use Offot, thanked Ekere for the UNIUYO access road and for acceding to their plea to construct roads in their community.