The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has given contractors
working on its projects across the region a new two-week window within
which to return to sites or face sanctions.
Rising from a Management Committee meeting in Port Harcourt on
Wednesday, the Commission’s Managing Director, Nsima U. Ekere,
reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to fast-track the
development of the Niger Delta region, saying that a list of such
contractors “is being compiled in all the nine NDDC states and
defaulters would be prosecuted.”
The Commission had earlier given contractors 30 days to return to
site, in order to complete all on-going projects in the region.
Mr. Ekere said that the Commission will take appropriate steps to
recover funds from defaulting contractors who had been mobilised but
had refused to return to site. He restated the Commission’s resolve to
ensure that all on-going projects were completed “for the benefit of
the people of the Niger Delta region.”
CHIJIOKE AMU-NNADI Head, Corporate Affairs  said  The NDDC boss
stressed the importance of getting all stakeholders to key into the
change agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. He
added:  “It is important for our contractors to realise that it can no
longer be business as usual. It is important for everyone doing
business with NDDC to realise that things must be done properly, how
they ought to be done and when they ought to be done.”

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