Construction work on Hospital Road, a major road in Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State that was ravaged by gully erosion, is to be completed within the next one month by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
The Managing Director of the Commission, Dr. Nsima Ekere, announced this while inspecting work on the road which was cut into two and rendered impassable by gully erosion.
He expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work by the contractor who, he said, had assured him of completing the project within a month.
Ekere said that the Hospital Road construction was just one of the several intervention works NDDC was carrying out in Akwa Ibom State and the rest of the Niger Delta region.
He said the new spirit of NDDC was centred round using indigenous contractors who were well-supervised to deliver world-class projects executed according to specifications.
The NDDC boss commended the host community for co-operating with the contractor which has enabled the acceleration of the work.
A former Minister for Petroleum Resources, Atuekong Don Etiebet, who accompanied Ekere on the inspection visit, lauded him for the good work he was doing at NDDC.
He commended the contractor for embarking on proper channelization of rain water in the area and donated one million naira to the community for co-operating with the contractor.
The Village Head of Midim, Chief Edet Ikpe, was full of praises for the NDDC boss for rescuing them from the problems of the collapsed road.
He presented a symbolic sword of authority in appreciation to Ekere.