Minister, Niger Delta Affairs Ministry, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has restated President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to completing all abandoned projects in the nine states of the Niger Delta region.
While speaking after an inspection tour of the long-abandoned 1000-bed hostel blocks constructed by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for the University of Uyo, in the Akwa Ibom State capital, Senator Akpabio said that the NDDC’s commitment to the completion of the students’ hostel project was a directive from President Buhari
He then applauded the president for what he called his massive support to the interventionist agency since assumption of office, assuring that other abandoned, but life-touching projects in the region were now at various stages of completion and inauguration
He also assured that the agency would continue to support educational development by creating conducive teaching and learning environment in educational institutions in the oil region.
The Interim Administrator of the NDDC, Effiong Akwa, in his remark, appreciated President Buhari for his moral and financial support which has seen to more abandoned projects in the region being completed and handed over to its beneficiaries.
“Let me place on records the support of our dear President to the Niger Delta region. He has handed a presidential directive through the minister, that we must ensure that all abandoned but viable projects in the region are completed and handed over to its direct beneficiaries, “Akwa said.
The Tabloid.net gathered that the three-storey facility, located at the main campus of the institution at Nsukara Offot, Uyo, had suffered stagnation since its foundation was laid 15 years ago.
However, its current state is indicative of a 98 percent completed project, commissioning of which is said to hold in the next couple of weeks.The hostel has 500 bed spaces for male undergraduates and 500 bed spaces for female undergraduates.